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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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Jimenez, Bree Ann; Stanger, Carol – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
A survey was conducted with 86 teachers across 10 states regarding their students' ease of use of physical manipulatives incorporated with implementing evidence-based early numeracy instruction. The majority of respondents indicated significant student accessibility barriers. Specifically, 75% of respondents had students with tactile defensiveness…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Severe Intellectual Disability, Special Education Teachers, Manipulative Materials
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Petit, Constance C.; Patterson, Philip P. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
Homebound services involve the delivery of special education in settings other than school sites. Such settings typically include students' homes or hospitals. Most often associated with early childhood special education and with students who are medically or physically fragile, homebound services can also be for those in need of interim…
Descriptors: Home Instruction, Homebound, Special Education, Disabilities
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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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Coffey, Kenneth; Obringer, S. John – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2009
The purpose of this study was to survey special and regular educators as to their knowledge and attitudes about a newly developed drug for seizure control, Diastat. Recently the administration of this drug by school personnel has been mandated as a related service under IDEA. A total of two hundred schools were surveyed in four different areas of…
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Seizures, Special Education Teachers, Related Services (Special Education)
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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
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Mancini, Kathryn G.; Layton, Carol A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2004
Due to advances in medical technology more early childhood students who are medically fragile are entering school and being included in general education. The field of special education lacks a broad research base regarding this unique population. This qualitative study examined the perceptions of nine early childhood teachers on the inclusion of…
Descriptors: Physical Health, Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Young Children
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Wood, Diane M.; May, Deborah C. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1994
This paper describes findings from a survey of the attitudes of 188 special education teachers toward ethical dilemmas surrounding surgery, active and passive euthanasia and the right to die. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Euthanasia
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Sobsey, Dick – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1994
This paper responds to Wood and May's survey of special education teachers' attitudes toward euthanasia. It is pointed out that the mere existence of attitudes supporting euthanasia does not constitute a validation of such attitudes. The discussion of euthanasia of individuals with severe disabilities is discussed as representative of a…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Disability Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Euthanasia
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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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Lowman, Dianne Koontz – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1997
This article discusses the efforts of Virginia school divisions as they prepared for and received students with complex health care needs. Findings from four studies that interviewed early childhood special education teachers and occupational therapies are described. The need for team planning and the development of a Health Services Plan is…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Health Needs, Health Services, Inclusive Schools
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Ammer, Jerome J.; And Others – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1994
Five universities offering credential programs for teachers of individuals with physical disabilities jointly investigated demographics, and teacher competency and training options. Surveys completed by 220 administrators and 143 teachers indicated a body of expertise exists available to special education teachers, and special and general…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level