Educating Children with Multiple Disabilities: A Transdisciplinary Approach
30 Apr 2004
Brookes Publishing Co
Fred P. Orelove
This book provides a clear practical explanation of how educators and service providers can integrate their specialized skills to improve education for learners with severe cognitive and physical disabilities. This practical resource offers valuable information on meeting the health care needs of learners who have sensormotor difficulties, vision and/or hearing impairments, mental retardation, and other disabilities. Readers will also find numerous curricular and instructional adaptations that transform intervention challenges into opportunities for learning. By integrating health care and education, members of an education team can help learners improve their motor, communication, mealtime, and self-care skills and meet other individualized education objectives. This new edition includes two new chapters, written by well-known and respected contributors. Also, several of the chapters have been rewritten for more extensive and updated information. Readers are provided with up-to-date information on assistive technology, the best practices, and the latest research.