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IEP for students with motor and physical disabilities

January 12, 2014 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Equality is a key in every sphere of life. The basic rights have to apply equally for all irrespective of the class, creed, race, and motor and physical disabilities. A person suffering and subjugated by physical disability requires close attention and intense care. Teachers and fellow students should be equally kind and farsighted in welcoming other students with physical disabilities. The following points will introduce certain expectations and prospective resources to a student suffering from motor or physical disability that should be incorporated in pertinence to a daily routine by delving into their academic journeys to ensure success in the future: Read the rest of this entry →

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Driven to Distraction by Anesthesia

February 29, 2012 in Special Education Articles by Jess

The Mayo Clinic recently reported that researchers have found that children exposed to anesthesia multiple times before the age of 3 have double the incidence of ADHD than those with no exposure to anesthesia. You can read the report here. In a 2009 report Mayo linked multiple anesthesia exposures before age 4 to learning disabilities.

Great. My son, has arthrogryposis and had three major surgeries and at least four smaller surgeries before age 3. Nothing we can do about that now. He has had many more surgeries since then. We have long noticed that he is inattentive. We also see that his memory suffers after surgeries. Nevertheless, without those surgeries his ability to walk, run, write, and feed himself would all be more severely impacted.For my child, and many like him, surgery is a necessity. Read the rest of this entry →

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