Meeting Physical and Health Needs of Children with Disabilities

Meeting Physical and Health Needs of Children with Disabilities

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This text teaches pre-service special education teachers how to teach children with physical disabilities and health impairments (i.e., orthopedic impairments, visual impairments, deaf-blindness, etc.). Heller and her co-authors practically illustrate how to effectively monitor students' health, assist students in providing their own care, and intervene if significant health-related problems occur in the classroom. This text includes a wide variety of techniques for meeting the student's physical and health needs, including how to position the student for optimal instruction, lifting and handling procedures, feeding techniques, and how to work with health-related apparatus and medications.(See Chapter 13, aquot;Tracheostomies, aquot; and Chapter 14, aquot;Managing Respiratory Secretions, aquot; for more equipment information.) If the student is also using supplemental oxygen in the ventilator, oxygen equipment needs to be available. ... skin color, level of alertness, blood pressure, and, if possible, typical levels of oxygen in the blood (i.e., blood gases or peripheral ... Any signs of infection must be reported, and any problems with suctioning, tracheostomy placement, or student breathinganbsp;...

Title:Meeting Physical and Health Needs of Children with Disabilities
Publisher:Wadsworth Publishing Company - 2000


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