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



March 2006 | 136 pages | Corwin

Support the academic performance and independence of students with medical and physical disabilities!

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 pretest, posttest, and key vocabulary terms, this highly informative guide discusses the issues educators and school nurses need to be aware of in order to effectively support students with medical, physical, and multiple disabilities in the special or general education classroom. Highlights include:

  • Cognitive, academic, physical, behavioral, and communication characteristics of numerous medical and physical conditions
  • Helpful ideas for adjusting the classroom and school environments to suit the needs of students with medical and physical disabilities
  • Strategies for adapting instructional activities and materials for students with physical disabilities
  • Assistive technologies designed to enhance communication or mobility
  • Identification issues associated with multiple disabilities

A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher: The 13-Book Collection 
This collection equips educators with practical knowledge and methods that will help them to better engage students in exploring-and meeting-their fullest potential.

Also see:


 
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
 
1.What Are Medical Disabilities?
Identification of Medical Symptoms  
Prevalence of Medical Disabilities  
“Other” Health Impairments  
Special Health Problems  
Medically Fragile and Technology Dependent Groups  
 
2.What Are Physical Disabilities?
Orthopedic Impairments  
Specific Impairments  
Neurological Disorders  
Traumatic Brain Injury  
Autism  
 
3.What Are Multiple Disabilities?
 
4.What Characteristics Are Associated With Medical, Physical, and Multiple Disabilities?
Cognitive  
Academic  
Physical  
Behavioral  
Communication  
 
5. 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  
 
6.Medical, Physical, and Multiple Disabilities in Perspective
Selecting Home vs. Institutional Care  
Supporting Inclusion  
 
7. 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

It satisfied the requirements of topics for trhe course

Mrs Nonnie Wrenn
Early Childhood Education, Haywood Community College
February 21, 2011
Key features
  • Practical, accessible, research-based information and advice distilled from a highly-successful textbook
  • Numerous case studies
  • Practical, age-appropriate strategies for the classroom
  • Reflection/professional development exercises
  • Resources – books, articles, organizations
  • Linked to IDEA 2004

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About the Series

Introduction

Chapter 1


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