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Hart Barnett, Juliet E.; Gay, Catherine – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2015
The most common chronic neurological condition in children is epilepsy. Because it often occurs in childhood, epilepsy is likely the most common neurological condition encountered by school professionals including teachers. Given the impact that epilepsy can have on academic functioning and specifically on the day-to-day performance of a student…
Descriptors: Seizures, Epilepsy, Student Needs, Special Needs Students
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Crosby, Lori E.; Joffe, Naomi E.; Irwin, Mary Kay; Strong, Heather; Peugh, James; Shook, Lisa; Kalinyak, Karen A.; Mitchell, Monica J. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2015
Sickle cell disease (SCD) results in neuropsychological complications that place adolescents at higher risk for limited educational achievement. A first step to developing effective educational interventions is to understand the impact of SCD on school performance. The current study assessed perceptions of school performance, SCD interference and…
Descriptors: Diseases, Genetic Disorders, Adolescents, Interference (Learning)
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Gartin, Barbara C.; Murdick, Nikki L.; Cooley, Jennifer; Barnett, Sara – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2013
Niemann-Pick Disease (NPD) is a group of rare inherited disorders that are both systemic and degenerative. Knowledge of the disease, its characteristics, and its progression are essential for the teacher and related service personnel to provide an appropriate educational experience for the student. For the teacher who has a student with NPC in…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Diseases, Special Needs Students, Teacher Role
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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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Filce, Hollie Gabler; LaVergne, Leslie – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
The physiological and psychological effects of bowel and/or bladder dysfunction can negatively impact students, especially over time. Understanding the educational challenges and needs of these children is necessary to provide services and supports required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and Section 504 of the…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Disabilities, Parents, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Irwin, Mary Kay; Elam, Megan – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
Novel treatments are improving the prognosis for many illnesses, making it possible to survive diseases that were once considered fatal. With these advancements comes great responsibility to ensure quality of life for those living with chronic illness. Educators are among the group of professionals accountable for ensuring quality of life…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Educational Experience, Special Needs Students, Student Needs
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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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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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Cook, Lysandra – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2009
Although widely misunderstood, Lyme disease is the most prevalent vector borne disease in the United States. Children are the most at-risk group for Lyme disease, which can impact every system in the body. It can produce the musculo-skeletal, neurologic, psychiatric, opthalmologic, and cardiac symptoms. The symptoms of Lyme disease can have a…
Descriptors: Diseases, Child Health, Teacher Role, Knowledge Level
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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
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Sileo, Nancy M.; Sileo, Thomas W.; Prater, Mary Anne – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2008
HIV/AIDS continues to spread among children, youth, and young adults across all racial, ethnic, and cultural populations, including those with disabilities. This article considers information on HIV/AIDS such as individuals' health-risk behaviors, environmental circumstances, and perceptions that may contribute to HIV-infection; how disability…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Cultural Traits, Prevention, Special Education Teachers
Baldwin, Joni L. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2007
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has been involved in the development of standards for teachers of students with exceptional learning needs since 1922. These standards drive the curriculum of institutions of higher education and state licensing requirements. The Division for Physical and Health Disabilities assisted in developing…
Descriptors: Standards, Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Disabilities, Special Needs Students
Heller, Kathryn Wolff; Rupert, Jenny Hayes; Coleman-Martin, Mari Beth; Mezei, Peter J.; Calhoon, Mary Beth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2007
Although fluency instruction is an essential part of teaching reading, there is limited information on providing this type of instruction with students who have physical disabilities. This article examines three case studies across two students, one with cerebral palsy and the other with both arthrogryposis and spina bifida. In the first study,…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Skills, Special Needs Students, Case Studies
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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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