Supporting Students with Physical Impairments. Consider the characteristics of an individual with physical disabilities. Choose one physical disability area you are interested in learning more about (e.g., spina bifida or cerebral palsy) to elaborate on. How might the characteristics of your chosen disorder affect development and learning? What accommodations could an educator make to address the needs of a student with a physical disability? What related services might support the needs of a student with this disability? What assistive technology tools or devices might provide greater access and independence for students?