Orthopedic Impairments

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Orthopedic Impairments

Teaching Accomodations:1) Special Seating Arrangements to develop useful posture and movements.2) Instruction focused on development of gross and fine motor skills.3) Securing suitable augmentative communication and other assistive devices.4) Awareness of medical condition and its affect on the student. (i.e. getting tired quickly)Specialist Available:1) Physical Therapist2) Occupational Therapist3) Speech-Language Pathologist4) Adapted Physical Education Teachers5) Other Therapists (Massage, Music, etc.)Assistive Technology:1) Speech Recognition Software2) screen reading software3) augmentative and alternative communication devices (i.e. communication boards)4) academic software packages for students with disabilitieshttp://orthopedicimpairments.weebly.com/for-teachers.html

Characteristics of Individual with Orthopedic Impairments

Orthopedic Impairments

1)Neuro Motor Impairment A)acquired at or before birth B)complex motor problems 1)limited limb movement 2)loss of urinary control 3)loss of proper alignment of the spine C)Two most common types 1)Cerebral Palsy 2)Spina Bifida2)Degenerative Diseases A)diseases that affect motor development B)Muscular Dystrophy 1)muscle weakness3)Musculo Skeletal Disorders A)conditions that limit physical body functions B)Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis C)Limb Deficiency



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