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Irwin, Mary Kay; Elam, Megan; Merianos, Ashley; Nabors, Laura; Murphy, Christel – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2018
Despite the increasing prevalence of chronic health conditions among youth in schools, teachers report little exposure to specific coursework focusing on how to best support students with these conditions in the classroom. This study examined how teacher preparation programs prepare educators to meet the needs of this growing student population;…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Chronic Illness, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies
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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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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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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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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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Filce, Hollie Gabler; LaVergne, Leslie – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
In order to foster effective transitions to adulthood, it is necessary for youths with chronic healthcare conditions to have access to training and support. When the condition is one that is rare and potentially stigmatizing such as incontinence, these opportunities can be difficult to find locally. Camps and special weekends have been used to…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Chronic Illness, Quality of Life, Residential Programs
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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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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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Bailey, Rita L.; Angell, Maureen E. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2004
This article identifies critical components of effective school-based feeding improvement programs for students with feeding problems. A distinction is made between typical school-based feeding management and feeding improvement programs, where feeding, independent functioning, and mealtime behaviors are the focus of therapeutic strategies.…
Descriptors: Improvement Programs, School Activities, Eating Disorders, Program Effectiveness
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Giangreco, Michael F. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1997
Discusses what a quality curriculum should look like for a student with severe disabilities, who should determine curricular content, the basis for selection of curricular content, and how individualized curricular content can be appropriately addressed in a classroom where students without disabilities are pursuing different curricular content.…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education