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The orthopedic impairment diseases can be tragic, but don’t
except defeat. With hard work and dedication, victims and families can overcome


 I can also relate to
this because my cousin has a disability. Yes, he was limited in certain areas
of school and the real world, but all it takes is a different approach. A
different route towards your goals. I believe if you really want it, you’ll
find a way to go get it. There was an MLB pitcher named Jim Abbott who played
for multiple teams up north throughout his career. Jim was born without his
right hand. Now I’m sure he went through numerous times of struggle and
failure, but he never gave up and reached his goals of being a professional

  There are many
students that have disabilities such as an impairment, but that does not mean
they can’t be successful. There are four simple things I can think of right now
that can lead you to success; “working hard, learning from your mistakes, doing
your best, and never giving up” (What It Takes to Be Successful 2017). I can
really relate to this from baseball. Anytime I’m just not being myself and
playing well, I take a step back and ask myself am I following all of these
things, and it turns out most of the time I’m not.


Bonner Paddock was a just an ordinary kid playing pee wee
sports. “As an adult with cerebral palsy, he became the first person with
Cerebral Palsy to reach the summit of the tallest freestanding mountain in the
world, Mt. Kilimanjaro, unassisted, to demonstrate that life without limits is
possible” (For Students 2017). Bonner is a prime example of a man who overcame
the adversity from the desire and passion he had to reach the top of the
mountain. He actually ended up famous about this and mentioned in a couple
books. The thing is though, he used the money and fame by donating money to
build learning centers across the world to help disabled and nondisabled kids.

Bonner Paddock.

 I would say the bigger problem is doing all of
these things and not making the child feel different or excluded from the rest
of the class. The way you do this is by having a class discussion about the
child when he is not in the room. Tell the class the student is just like
everybody else, just needs some extra help every now and then. After the
students all agree to it, start assigning responsibilities to each student on
different days. Make the students jobs rotate everyday so it’s not taking a
toll on the rest of the students while student with the impairment disease is
benefitting from his or her maximum potential. Many teachers label students
with orthopedic impairment as stupid, when they really aren’t stupid at all,
they just need a different approach from the people around them and to feel

There are many modifications
needed for a student with these impairments. The teacher must make sure the
layout of the classroom is adequate and accessible for students with wheel
chairs or crutches. These modifications will go anywhere from adjusting the
floors of the child’s needs to making sure the toilets are structured well
enough for any child’s needs. There are also precautions the teacher must take in
order for all students to succeed at the assigned criteria. This will include breaking
down the lesson plans, giving that student a simple enough task to work
independently, and assigning a personal special education aid for the student.

Tools and Modifications 1

“The Degenerative
diseases and the musculoskeletal disorders are very similar. Degenerative
diseases are nerve diseases that affect many of your body’s activities, such as
balance, movement, talking, breathing, and heart function” (Students with Orthopedic
Impairments 2012). An example of this disease would be Alzheimer’s disease.
There is no cure for this disease, only strategies and medications to help
bottle up the symptoms and pain. The musculoskeletal disorders are injuries or
pain in certain areas such as your arms, legs, feet, and hands.

There are 5 common impairments
that are labeled as Cerebral Palsy. “The first one is Quadriplegia, where all
four limbs are paralyzed. The second is Paraplegia, where both legs are
paralyzed. The third one is Spasticity, where someone is characterized with
muscle stiffness and have problems in voluntary movement. The fourth is
Choreoatheloid, which is characterized by involuntary movements and difficulty
with balance. The last term is called Atonic; lack of muscle tone” (Neurodegenerative
Diseases 2017).

The “three main
areas: neuromotor impairments, degenerative diseases, and musculoskeletal
disorders (Fami 2012).” One of the Neuromotor impairment is called Cerebral
Palsy, and causes a lack in control in the brain over movement and posture. These
impairments are received before or right after birth and can affect the ability
to learn the basic everyday movements. Signs of this impairment contains and
lack of movement of a body part, very low quality mechanics when making simple
movements, and a very evident dominance of one body part over another, such as
left and right arm.

A Breakdown of the Wide Variety of this Disease

Impairment, “a term that includes impairments caused by congenital anomalies
such as absence of a member, clubfoot, impairments caused by disease such as
bone tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, or impairments for other causes to include
amputations, fractures, cerebral palsy, burns, or fractures (Weiss 2017).” This
impairment can cause many obstacles for a person to overcome, but if the
teacher, student, and student’s family get on the same page, they can help
students with this disease overcome the adversity and become very successful.

Orthopedic Impairment