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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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Understanding Persons with Intellectual Disabilities - ... However, the damage affects how the individual learn academic information. Also the intellectual functioning in individuals with intellectual disability have an IQ of 70 or below which is obtained by standardize testing or a batteries of tests. Therefore the main causes of intellectual disability are Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and fragile x syndrome. Therefore, these causes can be categorized as genetic conditions, problems during pregnancy, problems at birth, problems after birth, and poverty and cultural deprivation....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Disabilities] 1502 words
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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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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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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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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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Disabilities - Disabilities. Many people don’t realize how lucky they are. They feel like they are hard done by and complain about all sorts of things, when they don’t realize the agonies that some people have to go through just to make it through the day. I will be comparing two different instances of disabilities. One from a book called The Miracle Worker, where a girl named Helen has had a disease that left her blind and deaf. And the other from the movie The piano, where the main character Sylvia, has been mute since she was 6 years old....   [tags: essays research papers] 1082 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 - ... Again, this appears to be a result of his inability to manage his tasks correctly. He is a small frame boy with long hair that comes down to his shoulders and almost covers his eyes. He is extremely soft spoken to the point of having to repeatedly ask him to speak up. He has a very mild nature, very considerate and polite and obedient. He does appear slightly depressed at times, especially when he is confronted with a problem he doesn’t understand. I have noticed while working with him, that he does use his fingers to count and has few basic math facts in memory....   [tags: Special Education] 1934 words
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Accommodating the Daily Challenges of the Hearing Impaired - ... The student must be taught what to do in an emergency in a way that he/she will understand. School Accommodations One of the most important things to remember when trying to help an individual with a disability is to keep them the center of the planning (Whitehead, 2010). The best way to begin to accommodate a student with hearing impairment is to meet with the parents and discuss how child learns (Greenspan, 2003). It is also important for the teacher to know whether or not a speech pathologist or neurologist has seen the individual....   [tags: Disabilities]
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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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Learning Disabilities - Learning Disabilities Approximately 10 percent of the adult population have learning disabilities. Learning disabilities also affect about 5 to 10 percent of school-age children. Most disabilities occur in math, spelling, reading comprehension, oral expression, and written language. The most common learning disabilities are in reading. Children with learning disabilities also have problems with attention, memory, and behavioral problems as a result of frustration. The term "learning disabilities" covers a combination of possible causes, symptoms, treatments, and outcomes....   [tags: Education Papers]
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Learning Disabilities - Learning Disabilities Eleven-year-old Anna is outgoing and bright. She attempts to work hard, but her progress in school has always been slow. She is a year behind her peers, particularly in her English class and her teachers have slowly begun to reduce their expectations of her. Her parents are worried because her confidence for learning is decreasing, and there is less motivation for her to do homework and class assignments. A psychologist found that her intelligence is in the gifted range, but she has difficulty in making out written symbols....   [tags: essays papers Education Disorder]
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Understanding Disabilities - You don't have to work too hard to find places where your awareness of disabilities helps you see things clearly and understand more about your own world. I'm interested in art and I'm working at the Museum in town this summer. I'm helping develop an education program that will interest younger kids in the museum's collection. I have been looking everywhere to find out how to get kids to look at paintings that otherwise might not interest them at all. I saw something on the Internet which I thought would give me some ideas....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 420 words
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Americans With Disabilities - Running head: Americans With Disabilities Act Americans With Disabilities Act The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of the most significant laws in American History. Before the ADA was passed, employers were able to deny employment to a disabled worker, simply because he or she was disabled. With no other reason other than the person's physical disability, they were turned away or released from a job. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion....   [tags: Political Science] 1464 words
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Learning Disabilities - Learning Disabilities      When a child doesn’t seem to be learning, some teachers and parents in his/her life might criticize the child and think of them as stupid, or maybe just too lazy to want to learn. What they don’t realize is that the child might have a learning disability. But how are these children being helped. There are many programs, special schools and facilities, home teaching methods and many other ways in which children with Learning Disabilities are being helped. There are many different types of learning disabilities; the most common ones are dyslexia and attention deficit disorder....   [tags: Disability children Learn Education Essays]
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Learning Disabilities - "I'm just starting my sophomore year in college.... I first knew I had a learning disability when I was in first grade. A learning disability is like any other disability, but in this case it's the learning process that is disturbed. There is something that's stopping me from learning in the average way. I know it's not that I can't learn. I can, but I learn differently and it's often much harder for me.... This in turn means that I have difficulty with reading and spelling, and also with remembering what I hear" (Wren 3).Like Cory, almost 20% of children, of the total school population, suffer from different types of learning disabilities....   [tags: essays research papers] 778 words
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People With Disabilities - Campus needs wheelchair access I did not expect to be writing this article from first-hand experience, let me tell you that right off. I had been planning on writing a well-intentioned and most likely ineffective opinion piece regarding wheelchair access and Earlham's lack thereof, trying to make myself feel like a compassionate and involved person ... The article would have started off with something along the lines of, "Have any of y'all noticed that we have no students in wheelchairs?" I hope that I am still a compassionate and involved person, but the game just got more personal....   [tags: essays research papers] 1261 words
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Sociology and Disabilities - “If the technology became available for the deaf to hear completely, would you want your deaf child to have this technology?” It is every parent’s dream for their child to grow up healthy and happy. There are so many children in the world that do not have the ability to hear, and it is a horrible thing. Many would think it wrong for a parent to not want to give their child the gift of sight. If I had a child that was deaf, I would do everything in my power to help them get their hearing. If the technology was there to fix this disability, why wouldn’t anyone want their child to have it....   [tags: Sociology Essays] 1148 words
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College Students of Today with Disabilities - ... Developmental disorders can include learning disabilities such as writing and reading difficulties, such as dyslexia (Morgan & Vogel, 1982). The symptoms of attention deficit disorders are persistent, and if left undiagnosed, continuing symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder can contribute to psychiatric disorders such as anxiety or mood disorders, personality disorders, or developmental disorders (Quinn, P., 1995). Attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity, is frequently misunderstood, but it affects college students' academic and social success, as well as their emotional development....   [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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Various Learning Disabilities - ... Both of these sources were written by doctors yet one site gives scientific data and the other site gives opinionated data, therefore, the site with the scientific data tends to be the forerunner in accuracy. A student with a learning disability in writing may include the physical act of writing or the ability to comprehend information. Additionally dysgraphia can include the inability to organize thoughts on paper. Some of the symptoms of a written language deficiency can include neatness, spelling consistency, accurate copying of letters and words, and writing organization (Kemp, M.A, Smith, M.A and Segal, Ph.D....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Children with Severe to Profound Disabilities - ... For example, in Maui County there are three different islands Maui, Lanai and Molokai which mean that if there is only one occupational therapist available then the whole Maui County would need to share him or her. This would then create problems because it would prevent the child’s progress and the therapist’s ability as to how she or he can help the child. Also, according to the Big Moving Across Community booklet, most of the listed services that are provided focus mostly on the adult care service which means that children with severe to profound to disability have services mostly provided thru their school district meaning that the service outside school is not intended for them....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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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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Discipline and Students with Disabilities - ... In addition, many students were misclassified following inaccurate assessment, placement or tracking. These past practices have been deemed in violation of a student’s constitutional rights. As a result, IDEA now requires that the educational program that is developed by the IEP team provide the child with opportunities in the least restrictive environment (LRE). LRE is the most normal setting that is possible for the student. The team should take several things into consideration when making this determination....   [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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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 State School Officers , 2007)....   [tags: education, special education] 1625 words
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Learning Disabilities as a Cultural Construct - ... Thus, labeling a student with LD is a natural result of the testing. If the evaluations show a difference between intellect and achievement, it is generally concluded that the student has a learning disability. The RTI method relies more on a teacher’s observations and the cooperation of general education, special education, and service providers such as literacy specialists in order to provide accommodations for students (A. Turnbull, R. Turnbull, and Wehmeyer, 2010). Using a less formal approach means that labeling is not necessarily a central part of the process....   [tags: Education]
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Oppression In Minorities and Persons With Disabilities - ... It took approximately 100 years for African Americans to receive rights equal to other American citizens. In the 1600s, Africans were brought to this country to serve as laborers. Africans were worked excessively, murdered, beaten, and sold like animals. By 1789, the United States Constitution recognized African Americans as being three-fifths of a person. Even though the 13th Amendment ended slavery, the 14th Amendments guaranteed rights to all United States citizens, and the 15th Amendment guaranteed the right to vote regardless of race or previous servitude African Americans were still oppressed (Trublu, 2012)....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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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 otherwise healthy developed individuals....   [tags: Special Education]
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Disabilities of the Arm,Shoulder, and Hand - ... The questionnaire as well offers information on the severity of each symptoms pain, activity-related pain, tingling, weakness and stiffness, as well as the problem's impact on social activities, work, sleep, and self-image. This technique is very much applicable in clinical management for the reason that it’s very effective in monitoring the efficacy of treatment, especially the evidence based treatment. The instrument tends to have the capacity of detecting and differentiating small changes from large ones, making it reliable for both major and minor conditions....   [tags: Health & Wellness]
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The American with Disabilities Act - ... Such places operated by a private entity of public accommodations are hotels or places of lodging, restaurant or establishment serving food or drink, theater, place of public gathering like convention center, zoo, nursery, bowling alley and more. Title IV requires “telephone companies to provide both local and long distance telecommunications relay services across the nation” (NAD 34). By providing an accessible telephone system, deaf and hard of people are able communicate much easier and would minimize traveling to relay a message....   [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 - ... Thus there was an eroding of school discipline; a key element in the behavioral problems presented by many learning disabled children. Teachers have lost some of the tools they used to have for dealing with even the unruliest of students. They can no longer permanently expel them or send them to other segregated schools. Their hands are now tied when it comes to dealing with the larger group of disruptive students. What has been lost in all of this are the educator’s crucial roles of passing on cultural values to students and instructing them in how to behave through a host of small daily examples and life lessons....   [tags: U.S. Law]
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Autism - Autism has become one of the top disabilities in California’s developmental system. Today, the rise of autism is increasing by 10 - 17 percent each year. (Madeleine 3) "The disease was first identified by child psychologist Leo Kanner in 1943 at Johns Hopkins University" (Little 2). Autism is a disorder that is usually detected within the first three years. According to the Autism Society of America, 1 in 166 individuals are diagnosed with autism, making it more common than the pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined....   [tags: Disabilities] 1935 words
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Teachers Meeting The Challenges of Student Disabilities - ... 2009. ‘Disability Law in India: Paradigm Shift or Evolving Discourse?’, Economic & Political Weekly, XLIV (41): 62–68. Avramidis, Elias and Brahm Norwich. 2002. ‘Teachers' Attitudes towards Integration / Inclusion: A Review of the Literature’, European Journal of Special Needs Education, 17 (2): 129–47. Baglieri, Susan. 2008. ‘“I connected”: Reflection and Biography in Teacher Learning toward Inclusion’, International Journal of Inclusive Education, 12 (5–6): 585–604. Bhattacharya, Tanmoy. 2010....   [tags: Education, special education]
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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) - On December 3, 2004, President Bush signed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. This Act is also known as Public Law 108-446. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the law that secures special education services for children with disabilities from the time they are born until they graduate from high school. The law was re-authorized by Congress in 2004. This re-authorization has driven a series of changes in the way special education services are executed....   [tags: special education, special needs] 544 words
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IDEA Individuals With Disabilities Education Act - ... It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace. (3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children. Before the Education for All Handicapped Children Act was enacted in 1975, United States public schools educated only 1 out of 5 children with disabilities. Until that time, many states had laws that excluded children with certain types of disabilities from attending public school....   [tags: Paying for special Education]
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A Forgotten Population: Seniors with Developmental Disabilities - ... Thombs suggested local agencies generally justify this action because they lack adequate staff who can handle the additional investigative work involved in researching a fair housing complaint (personal communication, March 30, 2011). Still others cite that staff has not received the appropriate training to handle such cases, according to Thombs (personal communication, March 30, 2011). Thombs reported that the problem with this argument, however, is that agencies such as the National Fair Housing Alliance offer training to local government agencies at no charge (personal communication, March 30, 2011)....   [tags: Disability ]
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Psychiatric Disabilities: The Role of the Rehabilitation Counselor - ... Some of the reactions from the public may include “fear, embarrassment, shame, and guilt toward the individual with the disability” (Garske et al., 2003, p. 14). Some even view them as dangerous and unpredictable, and the worst part is that the media and entertainment industry has stereotyped leading to misperceptions that they are violent, feared and mistrusted. That is why it’s imperative that professionals educate the community and get the truth out. Not only is the individual with the psychiatric disability having to deal with reactions from the community, but they are also adjusting to the way their family may feel when first hearing about their diagnosis, which can be, “shocked, sad, angry, guilty, confused and hopeless” (Garske et al., 2003, p....   [tags: Psychiatry]
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Section 504 and The Americans with Disabilities Act - ... An important point to understand is unlike people who have experienced discrimination based on creed, color, age, or sex; the disabled have, more than often, not had legal recourse to redress such discrimination. I believe the main point for the evolution of the ADA is the continuous unfair and superfluous discrimination denies the disabled an equal opportunity to pursue the opportunities our society may offer and the desire to correct this unjust discrimination. Section 504 and the ADA use three descriptions to define who is covered under the legislation....   [tags: Health & Wellness]
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Reading Interventions for Students with Learning Disabilities - Reading Interventions for Students with Learning Disabilities Reading is a lifelong skill that individuals should learn, for them to prosper and expand intellectually. Despite the fact that one might perceive its simplicity, it is more complex than what it seems. Furthermore, it's a weapon that can be used to face challenges and opportunities that life offers. For many, gaining this skill is easy except for students with Learning Disabilities (LD). It’s very hard to teach reading for those students with LD....   [tags: Article Review] 1041 words
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Inclusion: What is Best For Students With Disabilities - Are all children created equal. Are they all the same. Do they all need the same things. Can they all excel at the same pace. These and many more questions come up when we discuss the topic of inclusion. Inclusion is the term many educational professionals use to explain the integration of students with special needs into regular education classes. The terms mainstreaming, deinstitutionized, normalization, as well as the least restrictive environment all have been used to in the past to refer to inclusion....   [tags: Special Education] 2433 words
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The Americans With Disabilities Act - The Americans With Disabilities Act Works Cited Missing "The Americans With Disabilities Act is one of the most significant laws in American History. The preamble to the law states that it covers 43,000,000 Americans."(Frierson, p.3) Before the Americans With Disabilities Act(A.D.A.) was passed, employers were able to deny employment to a disabled worker, simply because he or she was disabled. With no other reason other than the persons physical disability were they turned away or released from a job....   [tags: Argumentative Healthcare Health Essays] 2763 words
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Employment of People with Disabilities - Employment of People with Disabilities Successful employment remains a critical issue for people with disabilities, although legislative mandates and a gradual change in attitudes across our culture have brought about some improvement. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has clarified the legal rights of both individuals with disabilities and employers; at the same time, however, both groups still face important issues in employment, such as the disclosure of disabilities and the provision of reasonable workplace accommodations....   [tags: Disability Work Working Essays]
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Learning Disabilities: ADHD - Learning Disabilities: ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that can affect any person’s behavior and way of life. In their book, Special Education, J.Ysseldyke and B. Algozzine state that no area has experienced as much growth as learning disabilities. It is by far the largest of all special education categories. Enormous changes in the last century have changed the way society treats children with disabilities. Psychologist William Lee Heward affirms that in the 1800’s there were few public provisions dealing with adults or children with special needs....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Disabilities Awareness Program - Disabilities Awareness Program As the first student editor of this Disabilities Awareness newsletter for high school students, I was initially wary of the task. I had virtually no contact with anyone who faced a disability. I believe the fact that I was not familiar with the subject made me more curious about whom I would meet and what stories I would encounter. As editor, I presided over a group of students who helped develop and write this first edition. We have all learned a great deal from one another about people with disabilities and our attitudes toward them....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 512 words
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Babies with Special Disabilities - Babies with Special Disabilities Babies with special disabilities are portrayed by society to be below average in learning potential than a normal healthy baby. Scientists have proved that this assumption is not correct because babies process information from the instant they enter this world. Philosopher John Locke said that, "Babies with special disabilities are viewed as blank tablets by society, however, babies with special disabilities are like computers." These special babies are special to our society and need to be nurtured in their early years of childhood development with the right tools that will be essential for them in the future years of their life....   [tags: Teaching Education] 459 words
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Abilities Of People With Disabilities - Abilities of People With Disabilities Chris Moore Assumption: A person with mental retardation cannot be trained to perform a job as well as an employee without a disability. Fact: Over two thirds of Pizza Hut employees have mental retardation. The average turnover rate (the rate at which workers quit) of these employees is a modest twenty percent compared to a one hundred and fifty percent turnover of employees without disabilities. It is this kind of thinking that limits the ability of people with disabilities to find employment more than any other factor....   [tags: essays research papers] 710 words
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Learning Disabilities and Career Development - Learning Disabilities and Career Development The lifelong process of career development poses special challenges for people with learning disabilities (LD). Although the career development of individuals with disabilities is not widely discussed in the literature, key pieces of legislation enacted or reauthorized in the 1990s—Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Rehabilitation Act (now Title IV of the Workforce Investment Act)—have helped increase the numbers of individuals with LD in postsecondary education and the awareness of their needs in the workplace (Hitchings and Retish 2000)....   [tags: Education Employment Disability Essays]
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Dealing with Learning Disabilities - Dealing with Learning Disabilities “He’ll know things one day, but not the next”. “She is seeing or writing words or numbers backwards.” “She has difficulty grasping simple concepts”. These are comments made by teachers who have classified certain students in their classroom as having the unfortunate burden of a learning disability. A learning disability is “a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations”(Metzger, 1983, p7)....   [tags: Education Psychology Essays] 1912 words
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Effective Teaching Strategies for Students with Intellectual Disabilities - According to Heward (2009), students with intellectual disabilities have significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior. Learning, reasoning, and problem solving, as well as conceptual, social, and practical skills are all areas of difficulty for these students. While students with intellectual disabilities usually have poor memories, slow learning rates, attention problems, difficulty generalizing what they have learned and lack of motivation, there are effective educational strategies that teachers can use to help these students be more successful and ultimately improve their quality of life....   [tags: education, special education]
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