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Publication date: 26 November 2019

Eugene F. Asola and Samuel R. Hodge

The percentage of North Americans who have one or more physical disabilities continues to rise. Specifically, the percentage of people with ambulatory disabilities…

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The percentage of North Americans who have one or more physical disabilities continues to rise. Specifically, the percentage of people with ambulatory disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and other health impairments is increasing every year. This phenomenon calls for pragmatic measures to help provide better transition and related services to students with physical disabilities and other health impairments. It is anticipated that well-planned collaborative transition services provided to students with physical disabilities and other health impairments will result in improved quality of life and independent living in the community. In this chapter, we discuss transition and transition-related services, supporting legislation for persons with disabilities, transition from rehabilitation centers and hospitals to job settings and community-based programs.

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Special Education Transition Services for Students with Disabilities
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ISBN: 978-1-83867-977-4

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Publication date: 5 June 2018

Sunday O. Obi

Students with physical and health impairments represent a small but growing group of individuals with diverse educational needs. They are those students whose physical…

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Students with physical and health impairments represent a small but growing group of individuals with diverse educational needs. They are those students whose physical limitations or health problems interfere with school attendance or learning to such an extent that special services, training, equipment, materials, or facilities are required. Therefore, the purpose of this chapter is to discuss some of these impairments and acquaint both general and special educators with interventions for helping students with physical and health impairments succeed.

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Viewpoints on Interventions for Learners with Disabilities
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ISBN: 978-1-78743-089-1

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Publication date: 24 October 2016

Eugene F. Asola and Festus E. Obiakor

The kinds of disabilities people experience frequently require “special” approaches to accommodate them in inclusive environments. In general, these people include…

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The kinds of disabilities people experience frequently require “special” approaches to accommodate them in inclusive environments. In general, these people include students with physical disabilities and other health impairments. In a bid to provide diverse educational services for these students, scholars, educators, and government agencies have advocated for educational provisions in inclusive environments. A logical extension is that physical education classes can be taught in inclusive classrooms. The question is: How do we provide inclusive programs for students with physical disabilities and health impairments? This chapter answers this question by providing pedagogical strategies and opportunities for collaborative ventures for all professionals who work with students with physical disabilities and other health impairments.

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General and Special Education Inclusion in an Age of Change: Impact on Students with Disabilities
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-541-6

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Publication date: 23 January 2007

C.A. Beverley, P.A. Bath and R. Barber

The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which two existing models of information behaviour could explain the information behaviour of visually impaired…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which two existing models of information behaviour could explain the information behaviour of visually impaired people seeking health and social care information.

Design/methodology/approach

The research was conducted within a constructivist paradigm. A total of 28 semi‐structured interviews (face‐to‐face or telephone) with 31 visually impaired people were conducted. Framework analysis was used to analyse the results.

Findings

This study identified several factors that may affect a visually impaired person's information behaviour. These related to the presence of other health conditions or disabilities, participants' understanding of the word “information”, their interactions with information providers, their degree of independence, the support they received from friends and family, their acceptance of their own visual impairment, as well as their awareness of other visual impairments, their registration status and their willingness and ability to pay for aids, adaptations and equipment.

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This study provides a new and valuable insight into the information behaviour of visually impaired people, as well as testing the applicability of a specific and generic information model to the information behaviour of visually impaired people seeking health and social care information.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 63 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Publication date: 11 August 2021

Eugene F. Asola and Samuel R. Hodge

In this chapter, we discuss health-related physical fitness and motor development assessments for students with physical disabilities or other health impairments in…

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In this chapter, we discuss health-related physical fitness and motor development assessments for students with physical disabilities or other health impairments in special education using traditional and innovative techniques. Traditional assessment techniques are those that are more standardized and formalized, while innovative assessment techniques refer to new variations or ways (alternative/authentic) to assess the abilities of students with physical disabilities and other health impairments. According to the United States Department of Education (2009), students with disabilities must be included in State and local assessments. Even though there has been significant growth in numbers, diversity and academic orientation of persons with physical disabilities, assessments practices have largely remained the same over the years. Adopting innovative pedagogies and emerging innovative assessment techniques may address some unmet needs of current students with disabilities faced with assessment biases.

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Traditional and Innovative Assessment Techniques for Students with Disabilities
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-890-1

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Publication date: 7 January 2019

Samuel R. Hodge and Eugene Asola

This chapter is structured for teaching young learners with other health impairments in special education. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement…

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This chapter is structured for teaching young learners with other health impairments in special education. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004), other health impairments represent chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, and sickle cell anemia and adversely affect a child’s educational performance. The chapter is organized around definitions, prevalence, etiologies, intervention strategies, and teaching considerations for selected disabling conditions in this disability category.

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Special Education for Young Learners with Disabilities
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ISBN: 978-1-78756-041-3

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Publication date: 28 January 2011

Barbara M. Fulk, Emily Watts and Jeffrey P. Bakken

Throughout the ages, caring for an individual with a significant physical disability and/or health impairment has been extremely difficult or perhaps even impossible…

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Throughout the ages, caring for an individual with a significant physical disability and/or health impairment has been extremely difficult or perhaps even impossible. Conditions for survival were often hard, requiring all able-bodied family members working from dawn until dark to scratch out even a minimal standard of living. Consequently, little time and resources were available for the care of a loved one with a disability. Safford and Safford's sobering volume (1996) emphasizes that children have always been vulnerable to neglect and children with disabilities were particularly subject to abuse. To illustrate this, children with disabilities were particularly subject to infanticide, abandonment, slavery, sterilization or placed in orphanages, where maiming sometimes occurred to increase the individuals' potential for street corner begging.

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History of Special Education
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ISBN: 978-0-85724-629-5

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Article
Publication date: 1 May 2001

Miles Rinaldi and Robert Hill

New research by the authors in the London Borough of Merton challenges three commonly held assumptions ‐ that mental health service users do not want to work, that work…

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New research by the authors in the London Borough of Merton challenges three commonly held assumptions ‐ that mental health service users do not want to work, that work will make their condition worse, and that what they are really best suited to is sheltered work.

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A Life in the Day, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-6282

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Publication date: 27 August 2014

Damian Tago, Henrik Andersson and Nicolas Treich

This study contributes to the understanding of the health effects of pesticides exposure and of how pesticides have been and should be regulated.

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Purpose

This study contributes to the understanding of the health effects of pesticides exposure and of how pesticides have been and should be regulated.

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This study presents literature reviews for the period 2000–2013 on (i) the health effects of pesticides and on (ii) preference valuation of health risks related to pesticides, as well as a discussion of the role of benefit-cost analysis applied to pesticide regulatory measures.

Findings

This study indicates that the health literature has focused on individuals with direct exposure to pesticides, i.e. farmers, while the literature on preference valuation has focused on those with indirect exposure, i.e. consumers. The discussion highlights the need to clarify the rationale for regulating pesticides, the role of risk perceptions in benefit-cost analysis, and the importance of inter-disciplinary research in this area.

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This study relates findings of different disciplines (health, economics, public policy) regarding pesticides, and identifies gaps for future research.

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Preference Measurement in Health
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-029-2

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Publication date: 11 August 2021

Stacy M. Kelly

Assessment techniques for students with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) are designed to meet their unique learning needs…

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Assessment techniques for students with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) are designed to meet their unique learning needs. Considerations for assessment both within the general curriculum and expanded core curriculum (ECC) for students with visual impairments are presented. The roles of educational team members are discussed, especially as related to special education service providers trained to teach students with visual impairments. The heterogeneous nature of the population of students with visual impairments and the importance of assessment as a collaborative process are additional discussion points presented within this chapter for specific consideration.

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Traditional and Innovative Assessment Techniques for Students with Disabilities
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-890-1

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