multiple disabilities


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multiple disabilities

A term of art referring to a combination of impairments in a child, for example mental retardation plus blindness, or mental retardation plus physical disabilities, which creates severe logistical problems that make it difficult to accommodate the child in a special education program.
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The book delivers a rich collection of materials that include conceptual knowledge; practical application, based on students' needs; and current resources to help teachers, administrators, and parents develop an appropriate program for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
After controlling for sibling gender (male = 0), target child age, and the age difference between the target child and sibling, mothers of children with multiple disabilities ([beta] = .26, p < .05) and parents of children with autism (mothers, ([beta] = .38, p < .001; fathers, ([beta] = .28, p < .001) reported higher levels of caregiver burden than parents of TDC.
The expressive communication in children with multiple disabilities without verbal language
IT ACHINT Babbar was three years old when he was diagnosed with multiple disabilities.
All may work with students along a continuum of abilities from gifted to those with severe, profound and multiple disabilities. The knowledge base required to work effectively with such a broad range of abilities increases.
One child had auditory neuropathy and 29 children (73%) had multiple disabilities. The prolonged use of neonatal oxygen supplementation was found to be a significant predictor of PHL.
So the 46-year-old instructor at Red Tiger Martial Arts didn't hesitate to welcome Loftin Searcy as a karate student--though Searcy, an eight-year-old with multiple disabilities, had already been turned down by other martial arts schools.
She is the mother of two military-connected children, one with severe multiple disabilities. She is a past board member of EP Global Communications, Inc., a past board member of Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) and is a current board member of MCEC.
The facility is welcomed because it will enable people with profound and multiple disabilities to access the Forum.
announced it was honored by Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (CPNJ) at the 2008 Steps to Independence Dinner for its contributions to the new aquatic therapy pool for its Horizon School, which serves more than 80 students with multiple disabilities from throughout northern New Jersey.
Multisensory rooms and environments; controlled sensory experiences for people with profound and multiple disabilities.
Persons with profound and multiple disabilities may frequently fail to engage in constructive activity and, instead, may display high levels of problem behavior (e.g., tongue protrusion and hand mouthing), which complicates their situation further and hampers their social image (Holburn, Nguyen, & Vietze, 2004; Kurtz et al., 2003; Luiselli, 1998; Matson, Minshawi, Gonzalez, & Mayville, 2006; Saloviita & Pennanen, 2003).

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