Physical & Health Disabilities
Ben Snyder | SPED 301 | Dr. Holman
Health Disabilities: A condition that results in limited strength, vitality or alertness. This can include a heightened alertness to environmental timely that results in limited alertness to the educational environment.
Description:Prevalence Rate, Accommodations & Interferences
- 11% of students in the U.S receive disability support services
- 0.09% of these are Physical Disabilities
- 1.38% of these are Health Disabilities
- Housing with necessities on one floor to make travel a more simple process
- Collaborate with school teachers to provide technology in the home that can assist with learning and retention of classroom information.
- Create a positive atmosphere that encourages learning and improvement.
- Pending on the severity of the disability, students may be unable to take notes or consistently attend classes.
- Students may be required to miss class to administer medicine or obtain some form of treatment
- Mobility may be limited, lowering the amount of activities a student can participate in.
Examples of Disability
- Cerebral Palsy
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Lead Poisoning
Online Resources (Application & Website)
- The talkit app allows people with speaking disorders to directly talk a device to obtain an immediate translation. The app works in every language!
- The Johns Hopkins website is the ideal place for anyone looking to learn the basics of teaching someone with a disability. It is a knowledgeable community that is very well versed in the educational field.
- Accessible campus is a website that addresses the need for disability-friendly learning areas, perfect for a school staff that wants to upgrade their campus!
Meeting the Needs of Students with Physical Disabilities. (1996). Retrieved November 27, 2015, from http://www.nsnet.org/start/physical.pdf
Adjustments For Students With a Physical Impairment. (2015). Retrieved November 25, 2015. from http://education.qld.gov.au/staff/learning/diversity/educational/pi.html