Understanding Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities / Edition 2

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132402736
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 4/4/2008
  • Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 370,216
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 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 Teamwork

Chapter 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 Performance

Chapter 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 Performance

Chapter 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


Chapter 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 Palsy

Chapter 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 Bifida

Chapter 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 Injury

Chapter 8 Assistive Technology Considerations (Mari Beth Coleman & Kathryn Wolff Heller)

Assessment and Training Considerations

Types of Assistive Technology


Chapter 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 Displacement

Chapter 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 OI

Chapter 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 Implications

Chapter 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


Chapter 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 Dystrophy

Chapter 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 Atrophy

Chapter 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 Fibrosis

Chapter 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


Chapter 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 Epilepsy

Chapter 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 Asthma

Chapter 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 Implications

Chapter 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


Chapter 21 Acquired Infections and AIDS (Sherwood Best & Kathryn Wolff Heller)

Description of Acquired Infections

Dynamics of Acquired Infections

Bacterial Meningitis


Hepatitis B


Educational Implications

Chapter 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 Infections

Chapter 23 Universal Precautions (Sherwood Best)

Universal Precautions

Hand Washing


Handling Blood or Other Fluid Spills

Waste Disposal

Keeping Classrooms Clean and Healthy

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