Developmental and physical disabilities

Sigafoos, Jeff and Lang, Russell and Davis, Tonya and Rispoli, Mandy and Tait, Kathleen and Cannella-Malone, Helen and Machalicek, Wendy and O'Raghallaigh, Mark and Lancioni, Giulio (2013) Developmental and physical disabilities. In: Delving into diversity: an international exploration of issues of diversity in education. Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY. United States, pp. 119-128. ISBN 978-160876361-0


Developmental and physical disabilities represent a significant and increasingly prevalent source of diversity in educational settings. Consequently, it is important for educators to gain a basic understanding of the learning and behavioral characteristics associated with the various types of developmental and physical disabilities. This chapter describes the most common types of developmental and physical disabilities that affect school-aged children and highlights their associated learning and behavioral characteristics. The specific disability categories described are: (a) attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder, (b) autism spectrum disorder, (c) cerebral palsy, (d) intellectual disability, (e) learning disabilities, and (f) multiple disabilities. This general overview is intended to increase understanding of the educational needs of children with these types of developmental and physical disabilities.

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Additional Information: © 2010 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Not held USQ.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2016 01:47
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2017 03:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: developmental disability; learning and behavioral characteristics; physical disability
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520199 Applied and developmental psychology not elsewhere classified
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390411 Special education and disability
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939907 Special Needs Education

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