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Physical Disabilities

Ale Munoz

Any conditon that permentaly prevents normal body movement or control.


  • Muscular dystrophies:muscle fibers in body weaken over time,there is many varriations. One of the more common types is Duchenne, wichis only in boys. All types are genetic 
  • PD's may result from permante injuries to the brain, spinal cord or limbs that prevent proper movemnet.
  • Spina bifida: sometimes the spinal cord doesn't form properly during pregancy, and the amount of disability depends on thelevel of abnoramlity with the spinal cord.


ADA: americans with disabilities act

This was a law made in 1990, prohibts discrimination against indivuals with disabilities in areas with pubic life. Like jobs, schools, public transporations and all public and private areas that are open to the general public.

The purpose of theis act was to ensure people with disabilities have the same oppertunities as everyone else.

  • When teaching remeber you are a mode for the other students on how to respond and interact with the student.
  • Encourage ALL students to participate in class actvities, while making sure that the are sensitive to all needs.
  • Deaf/hearing impared: Always speak directly to the student, not to the interpreture. During class makes sure only one person is talking at a time. Mkae sure to use visuals that go along with the lesson and make sure they are understable. Write a simple outine on the board of the lesson along with assignmets and thier due dates.
  • Chronic pain/illness's: Give extra time with test also allow extra time to get to class. Use adaptive seating and work with the students on field trips.
  •  Physical Disabilities: They may need help taking notes so allow more time to make sure thwy get all the information. Be curtious to students with wheelchairs.



Physical Disibilites in the class

11 facts

1. phyiscal disabilities are when a persons physical functions, mobility, dexterity, or stamina is limited

2. people with PD's make up the largest  minorty group in the US

3. about 74.6 million people have some type of PD

4. studnets with PD's have lower rates of participation in after school activities, leading to decreased socializtion and leadership delevopment

5. 1 in 4  twenty year old will become disabled before they retire

6. 17.6% of people with a PD were employed in 2013

 7. 41% of people with athritus are forced to limit physical activity

8. 27 milli;on women have a disability

9. both Afrian Americans and American Indian/Alaska  Natives have ethe highest disability rate among racial minorties, 24.3% for each group

10. 25.6% of people with a disability are physically inactive during the week

11. assitive tech is vital to more than a third of people with disabilites.


Physical Disabilities video


Interacting video

1. Treat people who have PD's just like everyone else

2. Even if a person has a hearing disability normally and age approperite 

3. If they have a caregiver , talk to them not their caregiver

4. Always talk to them at eye level

5. If the have a service animal do not touch or distract them, unless you  are given permission 

6. Do not mess with their technology needed to learn 

7. Ask if the need help do not just assume that they just need or even want it.

8. Focus on what they can do, not what they can't


  • when teaching any lesson plans you need to make sure that they have a simple outline either on the board or you can type it out and print of along with notes that they can follow along with.
  • Keep the lesson plans organized and make sure that when the lesson is being taught that there is only one person talking.
  • Allow student who do have diabilities more time with notes, class assignments, and tests.