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Grumstrup, Brianna; Demchak, MaryAnn – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
This review of literature focuses on health issues for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ID), Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), and Multiple Impairments (MI). This population has two to three times higher overweight and obesity prevalence than typically developing individuals. Furthermore, they have higher risk for…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Obesity, Nutrition, Physical Activity Level
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Carter, Kathleen; Pennington, Robert; Ledford, Elizabeth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
As adults with Down syndrome (DS) age, their strength decreases resulting in difficulty performing activities of daily living. In the current study, we investigated the use of video modeling for teaching three adults with DS to perform weight lifting techniques. A multiple probe design across behaviors (i.e., lifts) was used to evaluate…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Pilot Projects, Athletics, Physical Education
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Da Fonte, M. Alexandra; Capizzi, Andrea M. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2015
Paraeducators are on the front lines in special education settings, providing support to teachers and students with significant disabilities and specific health-care needs. The important role they play demands efficient and cost-effective training in core skills. This study utilized a multiple-baseline across behaviors design to evaluate a…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Best Practices, Research, Staff Development
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Chaturvedi, Amrita; Murdick, Nikki L.; Gartin, Barbara C. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
The presence of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) impairs social, emotional and academic functioning. Individuals with OCD may have co-morbid disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, or Tourette syndrome. Challenges occur when students with OCD become a part of the general education…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Comorbidity
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Riggie, Jennifer; Xu, Tingting – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2013
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a lifelong condition that significantly affects the individual's learning, development, behavior, family, and quality of life. Diagnosing children with this condition and providing effective supports is challenging for professionals because little intervention research has been performed with the…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Special Needs Students
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Whinnery, Stacie B.; Whinnery, Keith W. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
This article presents a case study of an adult with severe, multiple disabilities and discusses issues affecting meaningful life participation. Emphasis is placed on the role of functional mobility skills to increase active engagement in age-appropriate activities and opportunities to make informed choices. MOVE for Adults (Mobility Opportunities…
Descriptors: Physical Mobility, Multiple Disabilities, Daily Living Skills, Severe Disabilities
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Klenk, Jessicia A.; Pufpaff, Lisa A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
Research on literacy instruction for students with multiple disabilities is limited. Empirical research on braille instruction for students with multiple disabilities that include congenital blindness is virtually nonexistent. This case study offers initial insight into possible methods of early braille literacy instruction for a student with…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education, Congenital Impairments
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Simmons, Kate D.; Carpenter, Laura B. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2010
Successful writers have proficient skills in three areas: handwriting, spelling and composition. Many students with disabilities experience difficulties in the area of spelling, which in turn may lead to difficulty in composing written work. Spelling deficits should be addressed by the student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Spelling, Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities
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Angell, Maureen E.; Bailey, Rita L.; Nicholson, Joanna K.; Stoner, Julia B. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2009
This article provides a practitioner-friendly synthesis of existing literature on family involvement in the management of dysphagia for school-age. Research reviewed includes family perspectives on programs, therapists, and characteristics that comprise effective family involvement in school-based dysphagia management programs. Also included are…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Disabilities, School Personnel, Individualized Education Programs
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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
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Zabel, T. Andrew; Gray, Robert M.; Gardner, Julie; Ackerman, John – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2005
One-to-one aides can be an important intervention resource for the reintegration of children into school following traumatic brain injury (TBI). School-based one-to-one aides are typically paraprofessionals assigned to monitor children with TBI throughout the school day. This intervention allows for a continuous feedback and reinforcement schedule…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Reentry Students, School Aides
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Bailey, Rita L.; Angell, Maureen E. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2005
This study employed a multiple probe design to evaluate the effectiveness of a school-based lunchtime oral-sensory/oral-motor/positive reinforcement program on food acceptance behaviors of three youth with multiple disabilities. Overall dramatic gains in food acceptance behaviors of all participants indicated that trained school personnel were…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Stimulation, Positive Reinforcement, Eating Habits
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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
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Parette, H. P., Jr.; And Others – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1996
Studies of the degree of involvement (DOI) and its relationship to therapeutic intervention effectiveness and related services for young children with cerebral palsy were reviewed. Three dimensions of DOI: (1) brain damage and mental retardation, (2) functional motor ability, and (3) emotional disturbance and behavior problems were reviewed. The…
Descriptors: Accountability, Ancillary School Services, Behavior Problems, Cerebral Palsy
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Heller, Kathryn Wolff; And Others – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1997
A study of 147 school districts in Georgia examined the extent to which special health care procedures are performed in a school setting, the involvement of teachers performing special health care procedures, training and supervision issues, and the availability of written procedures. Results found teachers performed health care procedures more…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Health Services, Information Needs, Intervention
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