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Using the Digital Health Program (DHP) for Students with Developmental Disabilities at an IEP Meeting PROCEEDINGS

, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

Less than 50% of Americans engage in the daily recommended physical activity levels as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2005). People with developmental disabilities are even less likely to engage in regular physical activity than people without disabilities (Department of Health and Human Services, 2004). Special educators are being urged to promote physical activity for students with disabilities. The purpose of this proposed session is to introduce the Digital Health Program (DHP). The DHP is a hypermedia-based program designed to promote healthy choices and behaviors (e.g., physical activity) for students with developmental disabilities during an individualized education plan (IEP) meeting. The presenter will begin with a discussion of specific issues related to physical health and activity of people with developmental disabilities, then the audience members and presenter will participate in a mock IEP session which will demonstrate the efficient and practical use of the DHP.

Citation

Frausto, D. (2007). Using the Digital Health Program (DHP) for Students with Developmental Disabilities at an IEP Meeting. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (pp. 3901-3907). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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