PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS Gilbert Acosta and Gladys Uy ED443 Assistive/Adaptive Technology Dr. Jacqui Cyrus
OBJECTIVES By the end of the presentation you will be able to:
Explain how physical disabilities are organized.
Describe accommodations to the learning environment that help students with physical disabilities.
Explain how barriers that people with physical disabilities experience can be reduced.
What are causes and preventions of physical disabilities.
Federal Government Orthopedic Impairment Definition Orthopedic impairment means a severe orthopedic impairment that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. The term includes impairments caused by a congenital anomaly, impairments caused by disease and impairments from other causes.
Prevalence of Orthopedic Impairment Nation wide Physical disabilities in children are low incidence disabilities. The physical disabilities category includes some .13 percent of all students. Guam (School year 2006-2007) Special Education students 2,242 7% Physical impairment Total students 31,269
Courageous East Longmeadow girl isn’t letting physical disability get her down
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