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Zirkel, Perry A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is one of the low-incidence physical disabilities that the literature has not addressed in relation to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and its case law applications. To help fill the gap, this relatively brief article provides (a) an introduction of PWS from legal sources; (b) an overview of the IDEA,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Disabilities
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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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Coleman, Mari Beth; Cady, Jo Ann; Rider, Robert A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2015
P-12 students who have mobility limitations often face environmental and social barriers that have an impact on educational performance; thus, teachers who work with these students need to have an understanding of these barriers. One potential way for teachers to understand environmental and social barriers is to experience them from a first-hand…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Gelbar, Nicholas W.; Madaus, Joseph W.; Lombardi, Allison; Faggella-Luby, Michael; Dukes, Lyman – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2015
College students with physical disabilities were among the first students to receive disability supports in higher education in the United States, and the earliest journal articles in disability services focused almost exclusively on this cohort. As more students with a range of disability types have accessed higher education over the past 25…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Journal Articles
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Murdick, Nikki L.; Gartin, Barbara C. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
Since the 1990s the number of children with disabilities placed within the general education classroom has steadily increased. Many of these children are provided special education services under the generic disability title "intellectual disability." Over the past decade, there has been a significant amount of research concerning rare…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Genetic Disorders, Physical Disabilities
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Filce, Hollie Gabler; Bishop, John B. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
The educational implications of chronic illnesses which involve incontinence are not well represented in the literature. The experiences of an adolescent with multiple complex illnesses, including incontinence, were explored via an intrinsic case study. Data were gathered from the adolescent, her mother, and teachers through interviews, email…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Adolescents, Chronic Illness, Hygiene
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Lund, Emily M.; Seekins, Tom – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
This study assessed the relationship between exposure to classmates with visible impairments in primary and secondary schools with later attitudes toward people with disabilities. Fifty college students (mean age = 20.28 years; 76% female) completed measures assessing the extent and quality of recalled exposure to classmates with disabilities in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Familiarity, Peer Relationship, Elementary School Students
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Heller, Kathryn Wolff; Coleman, Mari Beth; Best, Sherwood J.; Emerson, Judith – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2013
This study examined teachers' knowledge and support when working with students with terminal illness or having experienced a student death. One hundred and ninety teachers of students with physical or multiple disabilities responded to a 40 item questionnaire that was distributed nationally. Results indicated that teachers have greater knowledge…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Familiarity, Terminal Illness, Physical Disabilities
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Mezei, Peter J.; Heller, Kathryn Wolff – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
Many students with physical disabilities have difficulty with writing fluency due to motor limitations. One type of assistive technology that has been developed to improve writing speed and accuracy is word prediction software, although there is a paucity of research supporting its use for individuals with physical disabilities. This study used an…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Prediction, Physical Disabilities
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Coleman, Mari Beth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
Students with physical disabilities often require assistive technology to access curriculum and instruction. This paper discusses some of the issues that impede successful implementation of assistive technology for students with physical disabilities and provides a checklist that teachers and related services personnel may use when considering…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Physical Disabilities, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology
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Moriarty, Susan; Brown, Suzanne Robben – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2010
This case report describes the impact of the post-professional doctor of physical therapy curriculum on the role of one physical therapist employed as a special education related service provider. Physical therapists working in the public school setting play an important role in promoting success for students with physical disabilities as…
Descriptors: Physical Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study
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Barkon, Beverly – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2009
By 2010 it is predicted that one in 900 adults will be survivors of some form of pediatric cancer. The numbers are somewhat lower for survivors of brain tumors, though their numbers are increasing. Schools mistakenly believe that these children easily fit pre-existing categories of disability. Though these students share some of the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification, Brain, Educational Environment
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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Oriel, Kathryn N.; George, Cheryl L.; Blatt, Philip J. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2008
This pilot study sought to determine if participation in an after school community-based exercise program would result in improved fitness, self-concept, and social skills in a heterogeneous sample of children and adolescents with disabilities. Eighteen participants with physical and/or cognitive disabilities were recruited for an 8-week exercise…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Exercise, Pretests Posttests, Adolescents
Glimps, Blanche Jackson – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2008
Concerns about American's youth being productive workers, capable leaders and conscientious consumers in a global community are copious. The Committee for Economical Development (2005) reported that youth in the U.S. know little about the world or international issues and how this affects their future, acquire insufficient international skills and…
Descriptors: Global Education, Physical Disabilities, Individualized Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education
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