Teaching Individuals with Physical or Multiple Disabilities

Teaching Individuals with Physical or Multiple Disabilities

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For undergraduate and graduate curriculum methods courses in Physical, Health and/or Multiple Disabilities, Disabilities courses or Severe Disabilities courses. Advocating "low tech" solutions to "high tech" problems, this unique text provides special educators and others with information, knowledge, and strategies for creating meaningful educational experiences for significantly challenged learners. This comprehensive text describes the implications of physical, health, and/or multiple disabilities. It illustrates ways to facilitate student participation in major life activities at home, in school, and within community environments. It addresses curriculum modifications and instructional strategies related both to core academic curriculum and to the specialized curriculum areas critical for these students. It also emphasizes physical access to the general curriculum, adaptations, and instructional strategies to help ensure students with disabilities the chance to reach their physical and multiple highest potential.show more

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  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 200.7 x 256.5 x 27.9mm | 1,224.71g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0131121227
  • 9780131121225

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PART I. IMPACT AND IMPLICATIONS OF PHYSICAL, HEALTH, AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES. 1. Definitions, Supports, Issues, and Services in Schools and Communities. 2. Physical Disabilities. 3. Health Impairments and Infectious Diseases. 4. Cerebral Palsy. PART II. ACCOMMODATIONS FOR CURRICULAR ACCESS. 5. Curricular Options for Individuals with Physical or Multiple Disabilities. 6. Task and Situation Analysis. 7. Assistive Technology. 8. Augmentative and Alternative Communication. PART III. SPECIALIZED CURRICULA. 9. Feeding and Swallowing. 10. Adaptations for Personal Independence. 11. Adaptations in Physical Education, Leisure Education, and Recreation. 12. Transition and Self-Determination. PART IV. CORE CURRICULUM ADAPTATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES. 13. Adaptations and Instruction in Literacy and Language Arts. 14. Adaptations and Instruction in Writing. 15. Adaptations and Instruction in Science and Social Studies. 16. Adaptations and Instruction in Mathematics.show more

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