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The nature of physical impairment and its impact on learning

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posted on 2023-07-20, 12:02 authored by Job NseiboJob Nseibo

Advance preprint of 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 chapter, 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.
  • Identify causes of physical impairment.
  • Demonstrate a deeper level of insight into cerebral palsy.
  • Explain the importance of human rights and legal issues for learners with physical impairments.


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



Including Disability in Education in Africa (IDEA) Research Unit

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