256 journal ch 14-

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Lindsey Faucher EDP 256E Exceptionality Portfolio Ch. 14: Learners with Physical Disabilities and other Health Impairments Things I already knew: Cerebral palsy is a physical disability o Characterized by paralysis, weakness, and the brain’s ability to properly control the muscles is delayed Epilepsy is a seizure disorder A physical disability is not necessarily something you are born with o Freak accidents, etc Asthma is a lung disease in which a person has trouble breathing o People who suffer from it use inhalers or other such devices to help them breathe Prosthetics are artificial body parts that is used to replace a body part that is missing or damaged New things I learned: Spina Bifida is a congenital midline defect that results from failure of the bony spinal column to close completely during fetal development The definition of children with physical disabilities or other health impairments: those whose physical limitations or health problems interfere with school attendance or
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Unformatted text preview: learning to such an extent that special services, training, equipment, materials, or facilities are required A neuromotor disability is caused by an injury to the brain or spinal cord that affects the ability to move parts of ones body o Can occur before, during, or after birth Early intervention is very important in order to prevent further disability and to make the most of a childs development Orthotics enhance the function of a body part Some ways that physical disabilities can be prevented: safety precautions, better health care, prevention of teen pregnancy, prevention of child abuse, and preventions of conditions that cause brain or spinal injury Resources: Disabilities.lds.org o The website was created to offer support, comfort, and an increased level of acceptance toward those with disabilities o Gives information and resources on specific disabilities...
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