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Hart Barnett, Juliet E.; Gay, Catherine – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2015
The most common chronic neurological condition in children is epilepsy. Because it often occurs in childhood, epilepsy is likely the most common neurological condition encountered by school professionals including teachers. Given the impact that epilepsy can have on academic functioning and specifically on the day-to-day performance of a student…
Descriptors: Seizures, Epilepsy, Student Needs, Special Needs Students
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Coffey, Kenneth M.; Obringer, S. John – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
An article published in the Fall 2004 issue and updated in the Spring 2006 issue of this journal discussed a recently approved drug, Strattera, which is used for children and adults with ADHD. The article noted that one of the main attributes of the drug is the fact that it is not a stimulant medication, but rather works by blocking or slowing the…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adolescents, Suicide, Brain
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Gartin, Barbara C.; Murdick, Nikki L. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2009
School gives purpose to a student's life. Today, students with cancer and cancer survivors are encouraged to continue their educational experiences to maintain a sense of normalcy. This manuscript discusses the research findings on medical, physical, and cognitive issues that students with cancer and cancer survivors may encounter in their…
Descriptors: Cancer, Educational Experience, Student Needs, Special Needs Students
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Coffey, Kenneth; Obringer, S. John – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2009
The purpose of this study was to survey special and regular educators as to their knowledge and attitudes about a newly developed drug for seizure control, Diastat. Recently the administration of this drug by school personnel has been mandated as a related service under IDEA. A total of two hundred schools were surveyed in four different areas of…
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Seizures, Special Education Teachers, Related Services (Special Education)
Obringer, S. John; Coffey, Kenneth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2008
Medications to treat individuals with cerebral palsy have increased significantly over the last few decades. The purpose of this article was to randomly survey practicing neurologists on a national level to determine prescribing patterns for both spasticity and athetosis. The results indicated that the most frequently prescribed medication for…
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Physical Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Physicians
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Lavach, John F.; Hart, Juliet E. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2008
This paper presents a four-year longitudinal case study of a nine-year-old student when he was diagnosed with leukemia. Cognitive, neuropsychological, and affective functioning both pre and post chemotherapy treatment were assessed. Full neuropsychological evaluation revealed difficulties with processing speed, concentration, and organization…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cancer, Children
Obringer, S. John; Coffey, Kenneth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2007
The FDA committees and the manufacturers of the most common ADHD drugs have recently modified the prescription information to include warnings on sudden death, serious cardiovascular events, and suicidal ideation. The purpose of this article was to document the association between traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and ADHD and to clarify the…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Suicide, Neurological Impairments
Coffey, Kenneth; Obringer, S. John – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2006
An article published in the Fall 2004 issue of this journal discussed a recently approved drug, Strattera, which is used for children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The advantages and disadvantages of this medication were discussed in detail. However, there are new concerns about the use of Strattera after it has…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Drug Therapy, Problems
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Obringer, S. John; Coffey, Kenneth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2004
The purpose of this article is to review the literature related the development of Strattera, a nonstimulant drug for treating individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Due to the fact that a number of individuals with motor and other disabilities also have attention problems, the writers devote special attention to this…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Drug Therapy, Psychomotor Skills, Physical Disabilities
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Obringer, S. John; Elrod, G. Franklin – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2004
The purpose of this study was to identify the major characteristics of postpolio syndrome (PPS), investigate physical and psychological limitations, and comprehensively review current medical interventions through a single subject design. The study addresses the symptoms and characteristics, the effect on life style, and the current recommended…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Microbiology, Physical Disabilities, Case Studies
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Obringer, S. John; Coffey, Kenneth M. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2002
Intrathecal baclofen therapy, a treatment for cerebral palsy and other spastic and rigidity disorders, is showing promise as an effective intervention. This article synthesizes both the medical and rehabilitation conceptual literature to update educators and related service providers as to the efficacy of this intervention. Implications for…
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Physical Disabilities, Drug Therapy, Intervention