Teaching Students with Medical, Physical, and Multiple Disabilities A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

ISBN-10: 1412939011
ISBN-13: 9781412939010
Edition: 2006
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Description: If not properly addressed, a medical or physical disability that results in limited strength, mobility, vitality, and//or alertness can have as much of an adverse affect on a student's educational performance as a learning disability.   More...

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 3/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

If not properly addressed, a medical or physical disability that results in limited strength, mobility, vitality, and//or alertness can have as much of an adverse affect on a student's educational performance as a learning disability. Including a pre-test, post-test, and key vocabulary terms, this highly informative guide discusses the issues teachers and school nurses need to be aware of in order to effectively support students with medical, physical, and multiple disabilities in the special or mainstream education classroom. Highlights include o Cognitive, academic, physical, behavioural, and communication characteristics of numerous medical and physical conditions o Helpful ideas for adjusting the classroom and school environments to suit the needs of students with medical and physical disabilities o Strategies for adapting activities and materials for students with physical disabilities o Assistive technologies designed to enhance communication or mobility o Identification issues associated with multiple disabilities

About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
Acknowledgements
About the Authors
Self-Assessment I
Introduction to Teaching Students With Medical, Physical, and Multiple Disabilities
What Are Medical Disabilities?
Identification of Medical Symptoms
Prevalence of Medical Disabilities
"Other" Health Impairments
Special Health Problems
Medically Fragile and Technology Dependent Groups
What Are Physical Disabilities?
Orthopedic Impairments
Specific Impairments
Neurological Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury
Autism
What Are Multiple Disabilities?
What Characteristics Are Associated With Medical, Physical, and Multiple Disabilities?
Cognitive
Academic
Physical
Behavioral
Communication
What Should Every Teacher Know About Teaching Students With Medical, Physical, and Multiple Disabilities?
Identifying Disabilities
Asking Questions
Identifying Key Areas of Assistance
Adapting Instruction
Facilitating Communication
Fostering Independence
Medical, Physical, and Multiple Disabilities in Perspective
Selecting Home vs. Institutional Care
Supporting Inclusion
What Have We Learned?
Key Points
Key Vocabulary
Self-Assessment II
Answer Key for Self-Assessments
On Your Own
Resources
Books
Journals & Articles
Organizations
Reference
Index

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