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Understanding Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities
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PART 1 IMPLICATIONS OF PHYSICAL, HEALTH, AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIESChapter 1 Understanding Disabilities and Effective Teaming (Kathryn Wolff Heller & Paula Forney) Characteristics and Types of Disabilities Educational Team Members Team Models Strategies to Facilitate Effective Collaborative TeamworkChapter 2 Learning and Behavioral Characteristics of Students with Physical, Health, or Multiple Disabilities (Kathryn Wolff Heller) 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 PerformanceChapter 3 Learning and Behavioral Characteristics of Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities (Paul Alberto & Rebecca Waugh) Characteristics that Affect Learning and Instruction Characteristics that Affect Behavior Academic PerformanceChapter 4 Motor Development: Characteristics and Interventions (Paula Forney) 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 PART II NEUROMOTOR IMPAIRMENTSChapter 5 Cerebral Palsy (Kathryn Wolff Heller & Jennifer Tumlin Garrett) 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 PalsyChapter 6 Spinal Cord Disorders: Spinal Cord Injury and Spina Bifida (Kathryn Wolff Heller) 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 BifidaChapter 7 Traumatic Brain Injury (Sharon Grandinette and Sherwood Best) Description of Traumatic Brain Injury Etiology of Traumatic Brain Injury Dynamics of Traumatic Brain Injury Characteristics of Traumatic Brain Injury Detection of Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury Course of Traumatic Brain Injury Educational Implications of Traumatic Brain InjuryChapter 8 Assistive Technology Considerations (Mari Beth Coleman & Kathryn Wolff Heller) Assessment and Training Considerations Types of Assistive Technology PART III ORTHOPEDIC, MUSCULOSKELETAL, AND SENSORY DISORDERSChapter 9 Neuromuscular Scoliosis and Hip Dislocation (Kathryn Wolff Heller & Paula Forney) Description of Scoliosis Etiology of Scoliosis Dynamics of Scoliosis Characteristics of Scoliosis Detection of Scoliosis Treatment of Scoliosis Course of Scoliosis Description of Hip Displacement Etiology of Hip Displacement Dynamics of Hip Displacement Characteristics of Hip Displacement Detection of Hip Displacement Treatment of Hip Displacement Course of Hip Displacement Educational Implications of Scoliosis and Hip DisplacementChapter 10 Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthrogryposis, and Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Kathryn Wolff Heller & Mary Jane Thompson Avant) Description of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Etiology of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Dynamics of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Characteristics of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Detection of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Course of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Description of Arthrogryposis Etiology of Arthrogryposis Dynamics of Arthrogryposis Characteristics of Arthrogryposis Detection of Arthrogryposis Treatment of Arthrogryposis Course of Arthrogryposis Description of Osteogenesis Imperfecta Etiology of Osteogenesis Imperfecta Dynamics of Osteogenesis Imperfecta Characteristics of Osteogenesis Imperfecta Detection of Osteogenesis Imperfecta Treatment of Osteogenesis Imperfecta Course of Osteogenesis Imperfecta Educational Implications of JRA, Arthrogryposis, and OIChapter 11 Vision Loss, Hearing Loss, and Deaf-Blindness (Susan Easterbrooks, Kathryn Wolff Heller, Doug McJannet, and Dawn Swinehart-Jones) Description of Visual Impairments Dynamics of Visual Impairments Detection of Visual Impairments Etiology, Characteristics, Course, and Treatment of Common Visual Disorders Description of Hearning Loss Dynamics of Hearing Loss Characteristics of Students with Hearing Loss Etiology, Characteristics, and Treatment of Common Disorders of Hearing Detection of Hearing Loss Description of Deaf-Blindness Etiologies of Deaf-Blindness Characteristics of Children with Deaf-Blindness Educational ImplicationsChapter 12 Classroom Adaptations for Students with Physical, Health, & Multiple Disabilities (Kathryn Wolff Heller & Mari Beth Coleman) Identifying the Need for Adaptations Classroom Adaptations Checklist Evaluation of Adaptations PART IV DEGENERATIVE AND TERMINAL ILLNESSESChapter 13 Muscular Dystrophies (Kathryn Wolff Heller, Morton Schwartzmann, & Peter Mezei) Description of Muscular Dystrophy Etiology of Muscular Dystrophy Dynamics of Muscular Dystrophy Characteristics and Course of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Detection of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Description of Other Forms of Muscular Dystrophy Educational Implications of Muscular DystrophyChapter 14 Spinal Muscular Atrophies (Alison Stafford, Kathryn Wolff Heller, Morton Schwartzmann) Description of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Etiology of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Dynamics of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Characteristics/Course of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Detecttion of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Educational Implications of Spinal Muscular AtrophyChapter 15 Cystic Fibrosis (Kathryn Wolff Heller & Morton Schwartzmann) Description of Cystic Fibrosis Etiology of Cystic Fibrosis Dynamics of Cystic Fibrosis Characteristics of Cystic Fibrosis Detection of Cystic Fibrosis Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis Course of Cystic Fibrosis Educational Implications of Cystic FibrosisChapter 16 Coping with Degenerative and Terminal Illnesses (Sherwood Best) Stress and Coping with Degenerative and Terminal Illness Supporting Students with Degenerative and Terminal Illness in Educational Settings Providing Emotional Support to Students with Degenerative and Terminal Illness Palliative and End-of-Life Care PART V MAJOR HEALTH IMPAIRMENTSChapter 17 Seizures and Epilepsy (Kathryn Wolff Heller & Elizabeth Tucker Cohen) Description of Seizures and Epilepsy Etiology of Seizures and Epilepsy Dynamics of Seizures and Epilepsy Characteristics of Seizures and Epilepsy Detection of Seizures and Epilepsy Treatment of Epilepsy Course of Epilepsy Educational Implications of Seizures and EpilepsyChapter 18 Asthma (Kathryn Wolff Heller, Morton Schwartzmann, and Linda Fowler) Description of Asthma Etiology of Asthma Dynamics of Asthma Characteristics of Asthma Detection of Asthma Treatment of Asthma Course of Asthma Educational Implications of AsthmaChapter 19 Diabetes (Kathryn Wolff Heller) Description of Diabetes Etiology of Diabetes Type I Dynamics of Diabetes Type I Characteristics of Diabetes Type 1 Detection of Diabetes Type 1 Treatment of Diabetes Type 1 Course of Diabetes Type 1 Type 2 Diabetes Educational ImplicationsChapter 20 Monitoring Students' Disabilities and Individualized Healthcare Plans (Kathryn Wolff Heller) Monitor for Acute Episodes and Complications Monitor for Medication Effects or Equipment Malfuncitons Monitor for Degenerative Changes Monitor for Fatigue or Excercise Intolerance Monitor for Complications of Healthcare Procedures Individualized Healthcare Plans and Action Plans PART VI INFECTIOUS DISEASESChapter 21 Acquired Infections and AIDS (Sherwood Best & Kathryn Wolff Heller) Description of Acquired Infections Dynamics of Acquired Infections Bacterial Meningitis Encephalitis Hepatitis B HIV and AIDS Educational ImplicationsChapter 22 Congenital Infections (Sherwood Best & Kathryn Wolff Heller) Description of Congenital Infections Etiology of Congenital Infections Dynamics of Congenital Infections Detection of Congenital Infections Congenital Syphillis Congenital Toxoplasmosis Congenital Cytomegalovirus Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Educational Implications of Congenital InfectionsChapter 23 Universal Precautions (Sherwood Best) Universal Precautions Hand Washing Diapering Handling Blood or Other Fluid Spills Waste Disposal Keeping Classrooms Clean and Healthy

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Understanding Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities, second edition is the most current and applied characteristics text on the market. Foundational and "Knowledge to Practice" chapters will prepare future teachers to understand and teach those students with a wide range of physical, health and multiple disabilities most commonly encountered in the classroom, realize the educational implications of the disabilities, and learn key ways to apply book content to teaching practice. The text allows future teachers to come away with the best preparation for providing a safe, healthy school environment and an effective teaching environment for children with physical, health, and multiple disabilities.

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