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  • 1. Physical Impairments
    Clark saul
  • 2. Introductory video
    Josh Blue – Standup Comedian:
    Behavioral Objectives:
    1.Raise your hand before speaking
    2. Listen to other while they are speaking
    3. RESPECT!!! -
  • 3. Introduction
    • Wide variety of conditions and diseases: cerebral palsy, paralysis, epilepsy,, clubfoot, asthma, polio, diabetes, and allergies.
    • 4. Some are congenital- present at birth, and other are acquired through disease or injury.
    • 5. Physical health problems can have little or no effect on school performance and some do not require any special adaptations.
    • 6. For the ones that do need special adaptations, it is necessary for the teacher to adapt their lesson in the areas needed such as mobility, communication, and basic skills.
    • 7. Needs can be very different from student to student. One student with lower limb paralysis might be out going and active, whereas another may be shy.
    • 8. Teachers need to promote independence. Set realistic expectations
    • The General Ed. Teacher can help Identify a physical impairment, provide referral, or take responsibility for the education of the student.
    • 9. Teachers may need to provide additional instruction for students with frequent absences, modification of classroom, and adaptations of activities.
    • 10. Because some students develop their disabilities after an accident or disease it is hard to make a single list of symptoms. (see handout)
    • 11. Consider individual needs.
    • 12. A frequent adaptation is mobility in the classroom.
    • 13. Some students have trouble learning because of extensive absences, fatigue, learning problems, behavioral disorders, and intellectual disorders.
  • 14. indicators
    • Social acceptance is often restricted.
    • 15. Teachers should be aware of general health status of their students and take note of any changes.
    • 16. There is an increasing number of students with extensive health problems that are entering the educational system.
    • 17. With this movement , more students that are medically fragile ( use heart monitors, oxygen tanks) are being placed in the general ed. classrooms.
    • 18. Teachers should participate in the IEP meetings so they are aware of the needs of their students.
  • Epilepsy
    What? – A disorder of the brain.
    • When nerve cells suddenly begin to fire together, a wave of electrical energy sweeps through the brain, causing a seizure.
    • 19. -Seizures interfere with the brains normal functions. They cause a child to have a sudden change in consciousness, movement, or sensation.
    • 20. -Seizure Disorder can be used interchangeably with epilepsy.
    • 21. -Having one seizure doesn’t mean a person is epileptic. It must occur more than once and have an unknown cause.
    Types: Three types.
    Generalized Seizures- when the electrical disturbance involves the whole brain.
    Partial Seizure-s- When only part of the brain is affected.
    Partial Seizure Secondarily Generalized- Starts in one part then spreads.
    Not Enough? –
  • 22. Inclusion tips to prevent infection
    Roll out 2 paper towel sections. One to dry your hands the other to turn off the faucet.
    Turn on the faucet.
    Wet hands under water.
    Apply soap. Work up a generous lather.
    Rub hands in a circular motion covering all parts of the hand.
    Each area is to be rubbed with soap ten times for 10-30 seconds.
    Dry on the paper towel rolled out in the beginning.
    Discard in a receptacle.
    Turn off the faucet with the dry paper towel.
    Use the dry paper towel to open the door.
    If only hot air dryers are available, use a tissue or newspaper, or even clothing.
  • 23.
    • 0.9% of school population has a physical disability.
    • 24. 10% of the students that receive special services have a physical disability.
    • 25. Most common chronic illness is asthma.
    • 26. 40 children per day are diagnosed with diabetes.
    • 27. Cerebral Palsy is one of the most complex of all physical impairments because it results from brain damage.
    • 28. Most students with physical impairment spend the majority of the day in the General Ed. Classroom.
    • 29. Theodore Roosevelt had Asthma.
    Facts to Take Away
  • 30. The students will have their left hand taped and will be given a cup with M&M’s inside. The students will attempt to pull the M&M’s out of the cup and then will be required to write a paragraph (with their taped hand) about what they learned from this activity, while they are writing they will be unexpectedly tossed a ball to catch.