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Featuring the most current information on the physical, health, and multiple disabilities that are most commonly encountered in the school setting,Understanding Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilites, second edition, provides students a thorough understanding of a wide range of disabilities and their educational implications. Unlike any other characteristic book, this book has "knowledge to practice" chapters that provide practical information related to the various sections of the book (e.g., section on neuromotor impairments has a "knowledge to practice" chapter on assistive technology considerations, section on terminal illnesses has a "knowledge to practice" chapter on coping with degenerative and terminal illness).

Table of Contents

Implications of Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities
Understanding Disabilities and Effective Teaming
Characteristics and Types of Disabilities
Educational Team Members
Team Models
Strategies to Facilitate Effective Collaborative Teamwork
Learning and Behavioral Characteristics of Students with Physical, Health, or Multiple Disabilities
Physical and Health Disabilities Performance Model
Types of Disability and Student Performance
Functional Effects of the Disability Affecting Learning and Performance
Psychosocial and Environmental Factors Affecting Behavior and Performance
Learning and Behavioral Characteristics of Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities
Characteristics that Affect Learning and Instruction
Characteristics that Affect Behavior
Academic Performance
Motor Development: Characteristics and Interventions
Theories of Motor Development
Joint, Structure, Muscle Tone, Reflexes and Reactions
Early Motor Milestones
Atypical Motor Development
Impact of Atypical Tone and Reflexes on Functioning
Impact of Sensory Loss on Motor Ability
Approaches to Intervention
Lifting and Positioning Considerations
Educational Implications
Neuromotor Impairments
Cerebral Palsy
Description of Cerebral Palsy
Etiology of Cerebral Palsy
Dynamics of Cerebral Palsy
Characteristics of Cerebral Palsy
Detection of Cerebral Palsy
Treatment of Cerebral Palsy
Course of Cerebral Palsy
Educational Implications of Cerebral Palsy
Spinal Cord Disorders: Spinal Cord Injury and Spina Bifida
Description of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Etiology of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Dynamics of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Characteristics of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Detection of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Treatment of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Course of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Description of Spina Bifida
Etiology of Spina Bifida - Myelomeningocele
Dynamics of Spina Bifida - Myelomeningocele
Characteristics of Spina Bifida - Myelomeningocele
Detection of Spina Bifida - Myelomeningocele
Treatment of Spina Bifida - Myelomeningocele
Course of Spina Bifida - Myelomeningocele
Educational Considerations for Spinal Cord Injury and Spina Bifida
Traumatic Brain Injury (Sh
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