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Disabilities in Youth - Disabilities in Youth Disabled children in the United States have been becoming more active throughout the years. They are showing interest in joining regular learning classrooms, rather than special education classes. Of course, there are many different types of disabilities, but if all disabled children become more active and interact with other children it will benefit the disabled child and his or her peers. It will teach them how to interact and learn from each other. District school boards should mainstream all disabled children into regular classrooms and activities....   [tags: Disabilities]
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Inequality within People with Disabilities - “Attacking people with disabilities is the lowest display of power I can think of” - (Morgan Freeman). Their are people in life who deal with things that they particularly don't get to chose if they wanna deal with it or not. These people are considered disabled people and struggle with a physical or mental defect that affects their whole life. These people get treated like they are not the same and get excluded from society, all because they are a little different than most people. People with severe physical disabilities are like anyone else, should get the same chances, and financial help that everybody should get....   [tags: physical disabilities, disabilities] 867 words
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Accommodations for Students with Learning Disabilities - Introduction During my intermediate school years, one of my classmates was studying all the time even during breaks and recesses. Daily, all the students were playing, chatting, and enjoying their time with their friends except this girl who had no one to hang out with other than her books. Regardless of her consecutive hard work and perseverance, she was eventually getting low scores, and she was always failing. At that time, the schools at my country were not paying full attention to learning disabilities....   [tags: Learning Disabilities]
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Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities - Chapter thirteen has two subject matter that it discusses in some detail, mental illness and developmental disabilities. This review will be exploring the history, philosophy and theories of developmental disabilities. Social workers come in contact with many clients that have developmental disabilities, and the chapter gives a glimpse the history, problems, and theories related to developmental problems. Chapter thirteen explores the issues of dealing with developmental disabilities in the past and what is being done today to help social workers face the issues....   [tags: Labeling Theory, Disabilities]
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Understanding Persons with Intellectual Disabilities - It is important to understand the terms that are associated with intellectual disabilities. The first term is disability. Disability is an individual performing which includes physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual mental illness impairments, and various types of chronic diseases. The next term involves intelligence. This term is the ability to think logically, reason out problems, prepare, understand difficult ideas, examine intellectually, and the ability to determine quickly and or acquire from experience....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Disabilities] 1502 words
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Addressing Disabilities in the Classroom - In every school, there are a wide variety of diversities spread throughout the classrooms; many children have disabilities learning, and the disability itself varies, whether it may be affecting their reading, writing, listening, or learning in general, but should these students be put into the same classroom as the average students. Since some of these disabilities are present, their learning process can be effected, therefore teacher must be knowledgeable on how to handle and teach these students effectives....   [tags: Learning Disabilities, Education, Learning]
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My Philosophy of Education and Those with Disabilities - There are 50 million people in the United States who have some kind of disability. People with disabilities are discriminated against in the United States. It is not a discrimination that is talked about like race, or gender. This discrimination usually takes the form of avoidance. People to do understand, or know how to act around a person with a disability, so they ignore the person. This is not right because people should not be defined by a disability; instead they need to be recognized as a person, just like any one else....   [tags: Disabilities, Philosophy of Education, Education, ] 1405 words
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Prominence of Obesity among People with Disabilities - Prominence of Obesity among People with Disabilities Consciousness of the relationship between disability and obesity is crucial for good public health today. It is an important subject, particularly in the contemporary society where obesity and overweight have become a major health concern. Researchers are increasingly shifting focus on this in pursuit to address the concern that people with disabilities are at a comparatively higher risk of developing the condition (Gannotti & Veneri, 2007). It is necessary to have concise knowledge of the relationship in order to devise counteractive measures....   [tags: Correlation, Disabilities, Obesity, Epidemic]
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Testing Students with Disabilities in Kentucky Schools - Students with disabilities are increasingly being included in large scale, high-stakes testing programs despite inadequate accommodations. In recent years, the school system has increased pressure on students in regards to testing. In the past, Kentucky has done a poor job of including impaired students in its statewide assessments; mainly in failing to provide the mandated accommodations for disabled students. In order to help these students with their learning skills, test scores, appropriate testing accommodations and the performance of students with disabilities....   [tags: learning disabilities, special education, disabled] 1285 words
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How Students with Learning Disabilities Gain Reading Skills - Promoting reading skills to students with LD may appear to be a very difficult task. The varying needs of the students, along with learning conditions in the congested public school could leave behind LD students in the integrated classroom. To address problems, reading interventions should be in place to give students with LD equal opportunities as mandated by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) policy. These interventions should be designed to address two aspects of reading skills: oral decoding and reading comprehension....   [tags: Learning Disabilities, literacy, ] 489 words
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Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) - Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Approximately 54 million non-institutionalized Americans have physical, intellectual, or psychiatric disabilities (Hernandez, 2000). . The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination based upon their disability (Bennett-Alexander, 2001). The protection extends to discrimination in a broad range of activities, including public services, public accommodations and employment. The ADA's ban against disability discrimination applies to both private and public employers in the United States....   [tags: Disabled Disabilities Act ADA Essays] 751 words
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Lesson for Children with Learning Disabilities - Introduction Learning disability is a term misused severally. In essence, it applies to students who have different learning challenges. Most people associate learning disability to the development of a child, thus assuming that it is a short-term condition and disappears as the person matures. The accepted definition, provided by the National Adult Literacy and Learning Disability Center states that; learning disability is generic and refers to a composite group of disorders that become evident in the person; through observing that they have challenges in the acquisition and use of speaking, listening, reading, reasoning and execution of mathematical concepts, as well as, understanding so...   [tags: Learning Disabilites, Education, Teaching]
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Nonverbal Learning Disabilities - When we think of communication, we tend to think of speech, but there is a lot more to it than verbal communication. Gesturing, tone of voice and facial expressions are all parts of communication that are not verbal. We may not even always realize how much of communication is non-verbal, because we normally don’t think about it that way. However, it would be nearly impossible to communicate without non-verbal communication. The areas of the brain that deal with speech and verbal communication are on the left side of the brain....   [tags: Research Disabilities Biology Essays]
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Benefits of Inclusion for Students with Learning Disabilities - Benefits of Inclusion for Students with Learning Disabilities There are many benefits for learning disabled students when placed in an inclusive classroom. Research has shown that students with learning disabilities can be supported in a general education classroom setting for the entire day with academic achievement as high as or higher than those in a separate setting (McLeskey & Waldron, 1998). There are many positive benefits which include improved social skills, stronger peer relationships, enhanced academic performance, and positive feeling about one self....   [tags: Learning Disabilities Education Classroom Essays]
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Children With Learning Dissabilities and the Educational System - Children are the future of our nation and the world. Their footsteps will not only write the history of the nation, but educate us on what needs to change. Therefore, our educational society needs empower children with learning disabilities. Not all children understand the different educational concepts at the same rate. They are children who need additional assistance to comprehend the information present them to them. Although, each child has its distinctive form of learning, the educational system and educators need to construct a new method to instruct children with learning disabilities....   [tags: Learning Dissabilities]
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Learning Disabilities - Learning Disabilities This semester we have spent the majority of our time learning about and discussing how we can best assist exceptional students. Many of these students are individuals with learning dissabilities. Although it would be difficult for every teacher to understand the distinctions, symptoms, weaknesses and strengths of every disability, it can be very helpful to have a general knowledge of the disabilities that may hinder a students ability to learn. Unlike other disabilities like paralysis and blindness, a learning disability (LD) is a hidden handicap....   [tags: Disabilities Education Mental Health Essays]
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Individuals with Disabilities - The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle has been quoted as saying,“You can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable citizens.” In fact, there are numerous quotes that convey similar sentiments. Why is it then that during times of financial uncertainty services and programs necessary to promote and maintain the health and welfare of individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) as well as other vulnerable populations are among the first to face budget cuts or to be eliminated altogether....   [tags: Society, Institutions, Care]
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Accommodating the Daily Challenges of the Hearing Impaired - Introduction People who are hearing impaired experience issues at school, work, and in their personal life. Although there are varying degrees of hearing impairments, there are several accommodations that could be made to support individuals with hearing loss. Each individuals is unique therefore, accommodations may vary from person to person. The March of Dimes defines a hearing impairment as “the decreased ability to hear and discriminate among sounds.” There are several degrees of hearing loss but the most important thing to remember is that any individual with a hearing impairment will need accommodations that a person without a hearing impairment won’t....   [tags: Disabilities]
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College Students of Today with Disabilities - Introduction College enrollment of students with disabilities requires counselors and educational personnel to become familiar with the educational experience. It is important to fully understand this population including the attitude of faculty and issues of students with disabilities during their educational careers. To meet the needs of all students we need to be compassionate to this population (Lynch, R.T. and Gussel, L. 1996). College counselors are valuable to the success of these students in that with their help these students will achieve their highest potential by understanding the situations of students with disabilities and the things that keep them from performing at their up m...   [tags: Higher Education ]
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People with Disabilities, Their Voices Heard - Government believe that by demolishing large institutions that once housed people with disabilities and integrating them into communities will solve the social “gap” that exists between the two. However, is this really the solution. In the article “No longer shut away, people with a disability are still shut out”, Rhonda Galbally, 2009, reports that this action taken for segregation is a ‘national disgrace’ and where people with disabilities did once feel excluded from society, now feel more pushed away than ever....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Children with Severe to Profound Disabilities - In each county in the state of Hawaii holds different services for children with severe to profound disabilities. The services however focus more on what they can do for these children, rather than how these services could support a higher quality of life for children with severe to profound disabilities. To provide a higher quality of life for these children, one should look at how the different numbers of children could mean different services, why duplication of services for these children are not available in each county, and why there are only one of a kind service....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Oppression In Minorities and Persons With Disabilities - When people hear the term oppression, they immediately associate this word with the struggles minorities have endured throughout history. This term does not only apply to the tribulations of various ethnic groups but also to persons with disabilities. Oppression means the use of authority or power in a way that is cruel and unjust. Even though the times have changed, both minorities and persons with disabilities still fight this battle daily to be treated equally. America is one of the most accepting countries in the world, yet one of the most prejudice and oppressive at the same time....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - The path to enacting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the history of the disability rights movement and its struggle to attain a better chance for equality not unlike other minority groups. The Disability community came to realize that the problem they were fighting was discrimination. The Disability community came face to face with some of the same problems and challenges that every individual who is in the minority faces. However, a disabled individual was not considered to be in a minority therefore could not be afforded the protections under the Civil Rights Act....   [tags: Disability Rights Movement, Equality]
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Teaching Strategies for Students with Disabilities - In my years of learning to be an educator, and specifically a music educator, I have struggled with how to teach to students with special needs. Despite taking several special education classes, I struggle with how I am going to apply these strategies I have learned into my music education classroom. With this in mind, I have noticed that several students in my observations of local music classes have disabilities, but are excelling. I did not notice any strategies being implemented by the teacher....   [tags: Special Needs essays]
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Effects of Living with a Child with Disabilities - Living with a Child with Special Needs: The Effects on the Family In one’s childhood it is apparent that the immediate family members have a significant impact on the way a child grows up. The environment a child is raised in can and will affect him or her in many ways. Developing siblings learn from one another through everyday play and family activities. The interactions within a family provide many opportunities to acquire social, emotional, and behavioral skills (Conger, Stocker, McGuire, 2009)....   [tags: family, childhood, socialization, social support]
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Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities - Introduction The right to have access to education is a concern for people with disabilities. They were treated poorly and often desegregated from society. The response to the concerns of parents and educators over the exclusion of children with disabilities created the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The public law “guaranteed a free, appropriate public education to each child with a disability in every state and locality across the country”. In the 1970's children with disabilities entered schools and over the years, the number of students in special education has grown dramatically, from 4.3 million students in 1990 to 6.9 million students in 2003 (The Council of Chief Stat...   [tags: education, special education] 1625 words
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Learning Disabilities as a Cultural Construct - While perceptions of learning disabilities (LD) may vary according to country, culture, and teachers, it is often necessary to diagnose students in order to receive funding for services. It can be helpful to recognize those learning disabilities that students may have in order to provide extra assistance when necessary. It would be advantageous, too, if wide recognition of LD could take away the stigma that is often present. However, since LD is a multi-faceted topic, labeling often carries a negative connotation and can lead to ostracizing of students....   [tags: Education]
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Understanding Services for Developmental Disabilities - As a parent, learning that your child has developmental disabilities can be a life altering moment in time and can cause a devastating chain reaction of events. These events have the potential to change family priorities and structure, hurt relationships, deplete financial savings and stability, and emotionally drain everyone intimately involved with you and your child. How do you find human services programs, agencies, or advocates, whose primary job is to help you provide everything your child needs....   [tags: Parents, Human Service Workers]
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Learning Disabilities and Political Correctness - There are some groups and organizations like “Abilities,” a Canadian lifestyle magazine for disabled people, have provided some guidelines on the correct terminology to be used for the individuals with disabilities. Most of this information makes sense and is easy for a writer to implement, but sometimes individuals or organizations can go overboard in their demands for political correctness. There are several guiding principles that writers can use to determine which terminology will be acceptable to most people who have or deal with people with disabilities (Fallotz, 2009)....   [tags: genetic fallacy, learning, snob approach]
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The Genetic Factors of Learning Disabilities - The National Institute of Neurologic Disorders defines learning disorders as a; condition that either prevents or significantly hinders somebody from learning basic skills or information at the same rate as most people of the same age. It is important to note that this does not mean that the individual has less intelligence; it means that their brain or body is wired in a way that hinders or prevents development of a certain tasks. Many people often confuse learning disabilities with mental retardation but while both words describe similar conditions, the term learning disability and learning disorder are used to describe conditions that affect development in certain cognitive areas in other...   [tags: Special Education]
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Disabilities of the Arm,Shoulder, and Hand - Introduction At the moment, various instruments are being used to a measure upper extremity functional use (e.g. DASH instrument [Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand]). Some of these instruments are general, while others are more condition-specific. The most widely used instrument is the “The disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) questionnaire”, which was founded and introduced by American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. According to the article by Gummesson, Atroshi & Ekdahl (2003), this instrument is self – administered and it’s used to measure self –rated upper extremity condition, as well as symptoms....   [tags: Health & Wellness]
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Individuals With Disabilities and Especial Education - Stake-holders: PEOPLE/ENTITIES There are many important figures, people, groups, and companies. These important figures are the government, teachers, special education students, people affected by the special education program, and the general population. The government is important because the government runs the public school in which FAPE applies to. In fact, without the government, all schools would be private schools. The government funds public schools and some private schools. The government also funds the special education programs, as required by FAPE....   [tags: education program, teachers, students]
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Discipline and Students with Disabilities - Public Law 94-142: The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, now called Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), requires states to provide free, appropriate public education (FAPE) for every child regardless of disability. This federal law was the first to clearly define the rights of disabled children to receive special education services if their disability affects their educational performance. A parent of a special education student also has basic rights under IDEA including the right to have their child evaluated by the school district and to be included when the school district meets about the child or makes decisions about his or her education....   [tags: Special Education]
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Learning Disabilities Assessment and Interventions - The topic of assessment alone raises many debated discussions, among teachers, and to add Special Education students into the polemical dialogue intensifies the debate. As a result, there are several alternative methods in assessing Special Education students within the learning environment. Professionals have created specifically designated techniques in helping these and all students achieve academic success. The authors, Peter Wright and Pamela Darr Wright, of the article Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate and Attorney; discuss several assessment approaches but none more polemical than norm referenced and criterion referenced tests (2007)....   [tags: special education, learning disabled] 1481 words
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Disabilities and Poverty in Washington State - My service project took me back to Special Olympics Washington where I volunteered in 3 different program opportunities; Coaching Bowling, Assistant Directing the play for Friendship Theatre, and acting as a college member to the States Youth Activation Committee. I spent roughly 36 hours total this quarter working directly with the local Tacoma, Federal Way and Seattle Special Populations, 12 of these hours as part of a paid coaching program for the Federal Way Special Populations Grade School Bowling Program....   [tags: State Programs, Special Olympics, Disabled]
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The American with Disabilities Act - As stated by the founding fathers of America “All men are created equal.” Black, white, brown, short, tall, smart, and dumb, all are created equally. Therefore every person deserves fair judgement. Unfortunately, it is a profound fact that not everyone is born normal and capable of task typical for a common person, who is free from disability. In my opinion, the quote “All men are created equal” serves to promote a friendly environment that helps encourage equality among people and aids to recognize the similarities rather than the differences that separates men....   [tags: American Government, ADA Act] 2274 words
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Reaching Students With Learning Disabilities - Placement of a student in your classroom after receiving a diagnosis of one of the 13 types of Specific learning disabilities (SLD’s) may leave you scratching your head as to what the name actually means and how to modify lesson and extend accommodations for it. When a person is learning disabled, they present weakness in the areas of memorizing, producing information (output), organizing it, or taking in information (input). Across learning environments, teachers should know how to deliver services to students to the highest efficacy attainable even where disability names are unfamiliar to the instructor and the IEP team as a whole....   [tags: Special Education] 1985 words
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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - The motivating principle behind IDEA was to ensure an equal opportunity for all children. In order to affect that idea, we have to find a balance between all children’s needs. In 1975, came the passage of the federal Education of All Handicapped Children Act, now revised as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 1990). For handicapped children, the law was long overdue. The designers of IDEA saw themselves as progressive reformers, designing fairer, more responsive schools. The lawmakers were attempting to rectify two historical injustices....   [tags: U.S. Law]
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Educating Students With Disabilities - We are required as special education teachers by law under Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) to make sure that students with disabilities get a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. When changes occur in education we are required to make sure that all students are included in those changes. According to the reading, research has shown that educating students with disabilities in the General Education setting has been successful based on data collected. Implementing inclusion/collaboration in the public schools was known as another step for improving the education of students with disabilities....   [tags: Education] 607 words
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The Language of Disabilities - Many people refer to those with disabilities as “disabled or handicapped’, ‘mute’, ‘dumb’, ‘blind person or the blind’, ‘deaf person or the deaf’, ‘retarded’, ‘crazy’, ‘demented’, ‘insane’, ‘psycho’ or ‘mentally retarded’. People with disabilities prefer that you focus on their individuality, not their disability, unless, of course, it is the topic about which you are writing or speaking about. Never use the article “the” with an adjective to describe people with disabilities. The preferred usage, "people with disabilities," stresses the importantance of individuals with disabilities and avoids discrimination....   [tags: essays research papers] 612 words
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Intellectual Disabilities - In reading chapter 8 on intellectual disabilities, I found that the field of intellectual disabilities has developed throughout the years. The term intellectual disabilities and mental retardation are used interchangeably. The term “mental retardation” is the federal definition used by IDEA, however many states today do not use the term. Many people do not use the term mental retardation because of its history. Long ago, students who were known to have “mental retardation” were put in special schools or kept at home....   [tags: Mental Disorders] 681 words
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Learning Disabilities - In reading chapter five of the textbook, I found learning disabilities were studied through a method before the term was introduced. It was interesting to know that researchers were studying the affects of injury to the brain of adults after the war in the 19th century. After this study was done on adults, it was applied to children with intellectual disabilities or brain injuries. However, in the 1960’s the term was introduced by Sam Kirk one of the pioneers of Special Education. Eventually, in 1969 the first law recognizing learning disabilities had been ratified....   [tags: Special Education] 848 words
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Learning Disabilities -   Case Study on Learning Disabilities Learning about learning disabilities has been an eye opening experience. I have worked with children who had home life issues that they struggled with at school. But to see and realize that these children cannot change how their brain operates is difficult to watch. My case study is a typical young boy who really doesn’t want to be in school. He would rather be with his dad hunting with guns in the woods. I know now that he probably dislikes school because he struggles with completing the tasks and assignments given to him....   [tags: Special Education] 1934 words
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Workplace - People with disabilities have become an integral part of the workforce. The ADA forbids discrimination against people with disabilities when recruiting, hiring, training, and compensating employees (Sotoa & Kleiner, 2013). The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental and establishes requirements for telecommunications relay services (activities (Stryker, R. (2013). Employers are not allowed to ask employees if they have a disability....   [tags: discrimination, accommodations]
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Bullying Those with Special Needs and Disabilities - Bullying is mean and mean stinks. Bullying, however, goes well beyond mean. The term is commonly defined as "the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others. In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include an intentional act to hurt or harm someone, an imbalance of power and repetition” (Lohmann). However defined, bullying is ugly and hurtful and cruel and should be taken very seriously. Children with disabilities are at an even greater risk of being bullied, and it is not only ugly, hurtful and cruel, it is against the law and all steps necessary to eliminate bullying in this population ought to be taken....   [tags: physical abuse, cyberbullying]
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Developmental Disabilities and Speech and Language Impaiments - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 53.9 million school aged children between the ages of 5 years-old to 17 years-old in the United States non-institutionalized population. Of the 53.9 million children, about 2.8 million (5.2%) were reported to have a disability in 2010. About 1 in 6 children in the U.S. had a developmental disability in 2006-2008 which is a 17.1% increase from 1998. Developmental disabilities range from mild disabilities such as ADHD, speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and autism....   [tags: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Children, Education]
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Various Learning Disabilities - Learning Disabilities Unlike other disorders an individual may have, there is no quick way and easy way to confirm or deny a learning disability. There is no x-ray, blood tests, easy and quick surveys to help educators determine whether a learning disability exists. Many of the problems with identifying and assisting children with learning disabilities are to have knowledge of the various learning disabilities and how they affect students. The lack of information available to parents and teachers causes the students to continue to struggle in school and diagnosis for any disabilities to be postponed even further in their schooling....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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The American Disabilities Act: Ramps on Sequoyah - The American Disabilities Act has specific requirements for wheelchair ramps. This paper will explore those requirements and determine if the ramps on Sequoyah’s campus meet those requirements. ADA requires a ratio of 1:12 slope ratio, which is equivalent to 4.78 degrees or one foot; meaning there needs to be one foot of wheelchair ramp for each inch of rise. For example, a 40-inch rise requires 40 foot of ramp. The requirement for the landing, or the area at the top and bottom of the ramp has to be at least 5’ X 5’ and be a flat area....   [tags: wheel chair ramps, ada, requirements]
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Society's Attitude Toward People with Disabilities - Living my life with a brother with disabilities has never been easy. It has been difficult throughout my life watching him grow up and encounter more and more struggles in life because of his disabilities. Our biggest question throughout the years, though, has been what our plan will be for him later in life. How will he live his life as an adult. Will he work. Where will he live. Will he have friends. How happy can he be. People with children with disabilities have to explain, “How do people with disabilities really fit into American society”....   [tags: handicapped, disability, retarded, crippled]
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Teachers Meeting The Challenges of Student Disabilities - In this chapter, we discussed the numerous challenges that teachers face while teaching students with different disabilities. It was found that barring a few teachers who had knowledge of the exact needs of these students, majority of the teachers deployed methods that they felt would assist learning for them. Modifications in teaching methods were undertaken based on the nature of the students’ disability and the demands of subject taught. In case of some government colleges, parents were reportedly assisting in the laboratory due the absence of support staff....   [tags: Education, special education]
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Disabilities in The Short Bus by Jonathan Mooney - In the book, The Short Bus, Jonathan Mooney’s thesis is that there is more to people than their disabilities, it is not restricting nor is it shameful but infact it is beautiful in its own way. With a plan to travel the United States, Mooney decides to travel in a Short bus with intentions of collecting experiences from people who have overcome--or not overcome--being labeled disabled or abnormal. In this Mooney reinvents this concept that normal people suck; that a simple small message of “you’re not normal” could have a destructive and deteriorating effect....   [tags: abnormal, inappropriate labels, society]
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The Image of Persons with Disabilities as Portrayed in a Newspaper - The newspaper dailies, have the ability to link persons with disability to the world. Still, no research has been found specifically on persons with disabilities and their portrayal in the newspaper daily in India. Many studies have focused on the more general topic of disabilities in the news (Mick 1996; Power 2006; Haller, Dorries, and Rahn 2006). Person with disabilities are also part of the society. The newspaper dailies depict the persons with disabilities, as reflection of the society’s perspective about them....   [tags: newspapers, disability studies, content analysis]
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