Accommodating physically impaired classroom
The resulting neurological impairment limits muscular control and movement.
Muscular/skeletal conditions are impairments that affect the limbs or muscles.
Regardless of when the impairment occurred, the result is a major impediment to normal physical activity and functioning.
Although the root of the disability is physical, many individuals with a limb deficiency have difficulty adjusting to their situation.
Estimates are that some 315,000 students between age 6 through 14 have epilepsy; many of these students have other disabilities or conditions (e.g., mental retardation, cerebral palsy) as well (Epilepsy Foundation of America [EFA], 2005a).