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Soim, Aida; Lamb, Molly; Campbell, Kimberly; Pandya, Shree; Peay, Holly; Howard, James F., Jr.; Fox, Deborah – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2016
The objectives of this study were to investigate types of supportive school services received and factors related to provision of these services. We conducted a cross-sectional study to describe the school experience of males with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies. Study subjects were identified through the Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance,…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Student Needs, Males, Occupational Therapy
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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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Chaturvedi, Amrita; Gartin, Barbara C.; Murdick, Nikki L. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurobiological disorder characterized by various involuntary motor movements and vocal tics. Symptoms of TS emerge between the ages of 3 to 8 years old, are most severe when an individual reaches puberty, and decrease by the time a person is 20 years old. Additionally, persons with TS may have secondary disabilities of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Neurological Impairments, Special Needs Students
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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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Devlin, Sandra D.; Krenzer, Daniels J.; Edwards, Jennifer – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2009
This study evaluated the impact of collaborative efforts of grandparents and school professionals in the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury in a six-year-old boy. The method of treatment was discrete trial training across settings (e.g., home and school) and the change agents were the child's grandparents, special education teacher, and a teacher…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Training, Behavior Modification
Pershelli, Andi – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2007
Following a traumatic brain injury, including a mild concussion, most students will have some degree of memory impairment. It can take 1-3 years for a child's memory to improve to its maximum capability following injury. Children cannot wait that long before returning to school. Teachers need to know how to diversify their instruction in order to…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Head Injuries, Memory, Brain
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
Carter, Bonnie Bell; Spencer, Vicky G. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2007
The purpose of this study was to present a descriptive, explanatory case study of an adolescent male survivor of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The subject was a 17 year, 6 month old student enrolled in the twelfth grade at a highly selective science and technology governor's high school in the suburbs of a major metropolitan area. This…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Grade 12, Brain, Rehabilitation
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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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Spear, Andi – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2005
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) changes cognition and behavior in students. Their learning needs are different from students with other exceptionalities. General and special education teachers can use specific strategies based on learning style, along with certain resources, with students who have experienced a TBI to promote learning in reading,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Head Injuries, Brain, Teaching Methods
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Michael, Robert J.; Finnegan, Theresa – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1995
A 44-item questionnaire consisting of teacher competency statements was completed by 54 educators of students with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Competencies rated as most important for educators working with students with TBI focused on instructional strategies, program planning, and collaboration with other specialists. Respondents rated the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Questionnaires
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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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Funk, Patricia; And Others – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1996
A survey of 523 special educators in Missouri examined their knowledge level concerning traumatic brain injury (TBI). Results indicated a low level of knowledge pertaining to the definition and criteria for TBI and high interest in learning more about characteristics and instructional practices. Workshops and guest speakers were the vehicles which…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Head Injuries, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Knowledge Level