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Keeping a Practice Compliant for Deaf Patients

What do you have to know about ensuring your practice is following the rules of the Practice Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act?
Source: Physicians Practice - Category: Practice Management Authors: Tags: Blog Managers Administrators Law & Malpractice Compliance Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 14 October 2017 Source:Sensors and Actuators A: Physical Author(s): Horațiu Florian, Adrian Mocanu, Cristian Vlasin, José Machado, Vítor Carvalho, Filomena Soares, Adina Astilean, Camelia Avram Quality of life of disabled people in developed societies is one of the main issues to be achieved by evolution of technological solutions as well as obtaining low-cost equipment for achievement this purpose. Some equipment has been developed, and presented, and several studies have been performed about this subject. However, most of them present some gaps that are partially solved ...
Source: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical - Category: Physics Source Type: research
The National Institutes of Health, recognizing UCLA ’s leadership in understanding and developing interventions for autism spectrum disorder, has renewed its support of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment with a five-year, $9.7 million grant.The Autism Center of Excellence grant is directed by Susan Bookheimer, director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at UCLA. It supports research projects led by autism experts Mirella Dapretto, Dr. Shafali Jeste, Connie Kasari, Elizabeth Laugeson, Dr. Daniel Geschwind and Dr. Jim McCracken.“This renewed support will allow UCLA t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: A lack of acceptance emerged from the discussion of capabilities and limitations of haptic assistive technologies. Future researches shall go towards miniaturized, custom-designed and low-cost haptic interfaces and integration with personal devices such as smartphones for a major diffusion of sensory aids among disabled. Implications for rehabilitation Systematic review of state of the art of haptic assistive technologies for vision and audition sensory disabilities. Sensory substitution systems for visual and hearing disabilities have a central role in the transmission of information for patients with sensory...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research
We report a 3-year-old girl with short stature, mild developmental delay and intellectual disability, minor brain anomalies and very few dysmorphic features including unusual stroma of the irises and corectopia. Exome sequencing reported a de novo pathogenic variant on the ACTB gene. The present report adds a new ocular finding to the phenotypic spectrum which may be mild. PMID: 29024830 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Eur J Med Genet Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 71 Author(s): S. Colin, J. Ecalle, E. Truy, G. Lina-Granade, A. Magnan The aim of this study was to investigate how age at cochlear implantation (CI) and age at exposure to Cued Speech (CS, Manual system that resolves the ambiguity inherent lipreading) could impact literacy skills in deaf children. Ninety deaf children fitted with CI (early vs late) and exposed to CS (early vs late) from primary schools (from Grade 2 to Grade 5) took part in this study. Five literacy skills were assessed: phonological skills through phoneme deletion, rea...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
This article describes challenges most frequently encountered in competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations and offers strategies for overcoming them. The value of employing multiple communication methods, especially the use of illustrations, is emphasized. Suggestions also are offered regarding preparing evaluation reports and effectively communicating "key deaf fundamentals" to legal personnel. Encouragement is offered for qualified, sign-fluent professionals to engage in forensic work. PMID: 28976301 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Disability Authors: Tags: J Soc Work Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
This article discusses the best practices for school psychological evaluation and reports for parents and professionals who work with deaf/hard of hearing children. Deaf/hard of hearing children present unique challenges and in order for parents to be strong advocates for their children, knowledge about the complexities of psychological assessments is important. Parents are also provided with best practices for psychological reports with descriptions for typical areas of reports and how each is different for deaf/hard of hearing children. PMID: 28976300 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Disability Authors: Tags: J Soc Work Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Abstract Alcohol and drug addiction is a significant problem among Deaf and hard of hearing people. Looking through a Deaf culture lens, treatment for alcohol and drug addiction is key for providing care for Deaf and hard of hearing clients. Using the CENAPS model, an applied cognitive-behavioral therapy program is recommended for addiction treatment. The CENAPS model provides clinicians with tools for stabilizing Deaf and hard of hearing clients, while supporting their transition to early recovery. Educating the client about the stages of relapse and the stages of recovery, clinicians using this model can better ...
Source: Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Disability Authors: Tags: J Soc Work Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Abstract During natural disasters and crises, the Deaf and hard of hearing community might not have full accessibility to all of the information shared with the larger hearing community. This may be due to the lack of awareness among social work professionals about these cultural and linguistic needs of this minority population. The purpose of this article is to explore the challenges faced by the Deaf community and to discuss culturally and linguistically appropriate crisis intervention and mobilization to natural disaster situations based on the experiences of the Japanese Deaf communities affected by the Kobe a...
Source: Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Disability Authors: Tags: J Soc Work Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
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Source: HSR Information Central - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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