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



March 2006 | 136 pages | Corwin
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
 
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

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