The genius in people with learning disabilities

There are numerous examples of people with learning disabilities and mental health disorders doing extraordinary things: the child on the autism spectrum who is masterful at putting together incredibly intricate Lego creations, the young person with Asperger's syndrome who knows more about presidential history than most adults, the child with dyslexia who is a master chef in the kitchen.
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A multiple-probe design across participants was used to investigate the effect of a peer-mediated intervention on the turn-taking behavior of 3 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) attending inclusive childcare centers. An educator trained peers to support the child with a disability to take turns playing a game on an iPad. The educator was also available to provide coaching for the peer when needed. An intervention effect was demonstrated for each of the children, and 2 were able to demonstrate maintenance of the skill when the training and coaching procedures were not implemented by the educator. Although some el...
Source: Infants and Young Children - Category: Child Development Tags: Original Research/Study Source Type: research
Early childhood intervention (ECI) services for children on the autism spectrum commonly espouse a family-centered approach but outcomes studies often focus solely upon the child. Mothers of 96 children on the spectrum (aged 4–5 years) completed a measure of access to ECI and the Family Outcomes Survey—Revised. Family outcomes after ECI were generally positive, although a notable proportion of mothers rated that their child still did not participate in social, recreational, or religious activities that they would want to (15.6%) and that as parents, they did not know about post-ECI options (14.6%). Family outco...
Source: Infants and Young Children - Category: Child Development Tags: Original Research/Study Source Type: research
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) offers a universal language of codes to document childhood functioning. The ICF-CY Code Set for Infants with Early Delay and Disabilities (EDD Code Set) has been developed to facilitate the practical application of the ICF for children. The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of the EDD Code Set by exploring the linkage between ICF and children's assessment reports. We reviewed 30 Comprehensive Assessment Reports (CAR) for children with developmental delay (DD), aged 9–34 months in a joint evaluation center. Meaningful concepts ...
Source: Infants and Young Children - Category: Child Development Tags: Original Research/Study Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Integrating MOHO and MI provides a comprehensive framework for understanding impairment and RTW change processes with the potential to reduce work disability and improve RTW outcomes. PMID: 31104046 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Work - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Work Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Study findings enhance understanding of CWH with relevance to clinical practice. Key intervention elements deemed important for RTW are discussed and may provide guidance for other work-re-entry programs. PMID: 31104044 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Work - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Work Source Type: research
This study brings to light the fact that there is very little information linking the relationship of the lumbar paraspinal muscles to low back pain (LBP). The results of the st udy revealed an inverse relationship between paraspinal muscle cross-sectional area and LBP disability, suggesting that treatment aimed at increasing the muscle size may be effective in reducing low back disability.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Letters to the editor Source Type: research
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: Frailty is a crucial health consideration among older adults. Those who are frail have the highest relative risk of disability, followed by those at risk of frailty. Early assessment of frailty may effectively prevent the occurrence of frailty-induced disability in older adults.
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Tags: META-ANALYSIS Source Type: research
Findings published today in the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme ’ s 2018 annual report indicate ongoing concerns about the premature deaths of people with learning disabilities.
Source: University of Bristol news - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies; Press Release Source Type: news
Abstract BACKGROUND: Several studies showed encouraging results after total disc replacement (TDR) in patients with cervical-brachial syndrome (CBS). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to supplement the existing documentation of results after total disc replacement and to underline the importance of the correct indication. METHODS: The clinical and radiological outcome of 34 patients was evaluated in a 2-year follow-up by several parameters as the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain, the Neck Disability Index (NDI) and the Kellgren and Lawrence Score. RESULTS: The median values for NDI changed fr...
Source: Technology and Health Care - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research
There are numerous examples of people with learning disabilities and mental health disorders doing extraordinary things: the child on the autism spectrum who is masterful at putting together incredibly intricate Lego creations, the young person with Asperger's syndrome who knows more about presidential history than most adults, the child with dyslexia who is a master chef in the kitchen.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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