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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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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