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Overview: Physical impairment and classroom adaptation

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posted on 2023-10-25, 14:27 authored by Dureyah Abrahams

Advance preprint of section overview chapter from the forthcoming Disability Studies in Inclusive Education open textbook edited by Judith McKenzie, Kofi Nseibo, Chantal Samuels and Amani Karisa.

After completing this section, you will be able to:

  • Describe physical conditions that may lead to impairment and how they present.
  • Have working knowledge of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).
  • Identify causes of physical impairment.
  • Demonstrate a deeper level of insight into cerebral palsy.
  • Discuss the impact of different types of impairment on children in the classroom, with a focus on physical impairment.
  • Examine the effect or impact of physical impairment on children in the classroom.Identify barriers to learning experienced by learners with physical impairment.
  • Apply teaching strategies for inclusive learning in their own educational context for learners with physical impairments using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
  • Implement classroom adjustments and adaptations that will promote the active participation of children with physical impairments in the class.

Funding

The Promotion of Inclusive Digitally-Enabled Education Through the Redesign of Blended Courses Project is supported by a Department of Higher Education and Training University Capacity Development grant

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Department/Unit

Including Disability in Education in Africa (IDEA) Research Unit, Division of Disability Studies, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

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