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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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Cook, Kathleen B.; Bennett, Katie E.; Lane, Justin D.; Mataras, Theologia K. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2013
The percentage of children with special needs receiving academic instruction at home has substantially increased since a resurgence of homeschooling during the 1990s. In light of this information, the purpose of this article was to provide an overview of the history and laws related to homeschooling, the characteristics of homeschool families, and…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Educational History, Disabilities, School Choice
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Coffey, Kenneth M.; Obringer, S. John – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
An article published in the Fall 2004 issue and updated in the Spring 2006 issue of this journal discussed a recently approved drug, Strattera, which is used for children and adults with ADHD. The article noted that one of the main attributes of the drug is the fact that it is not a stimulant medication, but rather works by blocking or slowing the…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adolescents, Suicide, Brain
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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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McFelea, Joni Taylor; Raver, Sharon – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
This study measured the quality of life of two groups of families with children who had severe developmental disabilities-families whose child lived at home and families whose child lived in a residential facility. Participants were 54 primary caregivers of children who had severe intellectual disabilities and who lacked the ability to both…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Developmental Disabilities, Severe Mental Retardation, Place of Residence
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Whiting-MacKinnon, Cheryl; Roberts, Jillian – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
In Canada, approximately three out of every 1,000 children have epilepsy, making it one of the most commonly diagnosed neurological conditions affecting children. It is therefore highly probable that educators will work with this population at some point in their careers. Epilepsy is linked to academic underachievement and social isolation, but…
Descriptors: Underachievement, School Personnel, Student Attitudes, Social Isolation
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Heller, Kathryn Wolff; Avant, Mary Jane Thompson – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
Teachers need to maintain a safe, healthy environment for all their students in order to promote learning. However, there are additional considerations when students require health care procedures, such as tube feeding or clean intermittent catheterization. Teachers must effectively monitor their students and understand their roles and…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Individualized Programs, Position Papers, Legal Responsibility
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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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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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Zirkel, Perry A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
This article provides a comprehensive and current synthesis of the legislation, regulations, policy interpretations, and case law concerning students with traumatic and nontraumatic brain injury from pre-K to grade 12. The primary focus is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, but the scope extends to other applicable legal bases. The…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Legal Responsibility, Federal Legislation
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Klenk, Jessicia A.; Pufpaff, Lisa A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
Research on literacy instruction for students with multiple disabilities is limited. Empirical research on braille instruction for students with multiple disabilities that include congenital blindness is virtually nonexistent. This case study offers initial insight into possible methods of early braille literacy instruction for a student with…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education, Congenital Impairments
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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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