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- ISBN: 9780131590120 | 013159012X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/9/2009
Comprehensive and unique, this text provides special educators and others education professionals with the knowledge and strategies for creating meaningful educational experiences for students with physical, health, or multiple disabilities. It is the only text published that specifically addresses the educational and psychosocial needs of students with physical or health impairments who do not necessarily have cognitive disabilities and explains the psychosocial impact of disability including those disabilities that are degenerative and terminal in nature. Important definitions, legal requirements, and specific physical disabilities and health impairments; Accommodations for curricular access including assistive technology and augmentative/alternative communication; Specialized essential skill areas; Implementing core academic curriculum; Educational and psychosocial implications of disability; How assessment and curriculum accommodations and modifications support students with physical or multiple disabilities; Access to general education core curriculum; Teaching essential skills to students in order to master major life activities at home, in school, and within community environments; Collaboration among teachers, service professionals and families; Information on appropriate software and functional academic skills; and updated information on legislation such as NCLB and IDEA.Most appropriate for special education teachers and other special education professionals who provide either direct services to students with physical, health, or multiple disabilities or indirect services in the form of consultation.