Teaching Students with Physical Disabilities (page: 3 of 6)

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  • Using Adaptive Equipment to Improve Fine-motor Skills in Students With Spasticity
    Students with physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy may have spasticity that interferes with manipulating and controlling school materials such as pencils or scissors. The following example of adaptive equipment may help these students perform fine-motor activities.
  • The Profoundly Multiply Handicapped Student: How to Adapt Activities to Promote Fine-Motor Skills
    Educators and parents can help children with severe to profound multiple disabilities improve hand function with environmental and activity adaptations. Increased hand use promotes learning, independence and self-esteem for students with profound handicaps in classrooms.
  • Helping Children Develop a Tripod Pencil Grasp
    Children with learning disabilities often have decreased muscle tone, sensory awareness and motor planning skills that impact their abilities to develop the tripod pencil grasp. Helping children to develop a tripod pencil grasp may promote successful handwriting.
  • The Assistive Technology Glove: Types and Uses
    What is an assistive technology glove? Actually, this question has more than one answer as assistive technology gloves include different products that can help people with various disabilities. Continue reading to learn what products fall under this category and who they may help.
  • Special Software: Assistive Technology and Cerebral Palsy
    Cerebral palsy often affects fine motor skills. Computers are useful tools in dealing with these limitations, but using them can present difficulties. Read this article about assistive technology and cerebral palsy and learn how computer software eases difficulties for people with this disability.
  • Muscular Dystrophy - What Teachers Need to Know
    Students with muscular dystrophy require expert teaching, as well as a great deal of understanding, support and empathy from their teachers. This article gives teachers the basics about muscular dystrophy - what it is, what you need to know, how to work effectively with students and their families.
  • How to Teach Students Suffering from Chronic Renal Failure
    Looking for some teaching strategies for student with chronic renal failure? Here are some ideas, tips and strategies to help you support the child in the classroom.
  • How to Help Students Affected by Dyspraxia or Sensory Integration Problems
    Constant tripping over? Bumping into objects that other people manage to walk around? Struggling with basic gross motor skills and fundamental movements like hopping, skipping and catching a ball? If this sounds like a student you know, have you considered dyspraxia or sensory integration problems?
  • Avoiding Back Injuries On the Job as a Special Education Teacher
    Look after your back - you only get one! Back pain from work related back injuries is a common problem which can be avoided in many cases by just following the manual handling principles designed to keep you safe at work. Avoid the thousands of dollars spent in lost work time and medical bills!
  • Teaching Tips: Special Ed Children with Down Syndrome
    There are some simple strategies that will assist those teaching special needs students with Down syndrome. These strategies have been proven successful and create a win-win situation for the teacher and student.
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