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Music Therapy for People with Disabilities

Music therapy is an effective educational and therapeutic tool for both children and adults with forms of disabilities. The strategies involved with music therapy may effect changes in skill areas that are important for people with a variety of forms of disabilities such as learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism and many others. As a person with disabilities, I have found music to be invaluable in relation to the forms of disabilities I experience.
Source: Disabled World - Category: Disability Tags: Physical Therapy Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: A student-mentored community-based exercise program feasibly engages youth with disability in community-based exercise. Implications for Rehabilitation A 12-week community-based student-mentored exercise program for youth with disability is feasible. Exercising in a real-world setting with a student mentor has a positive effect on physical and psychological well-being of youth with disability. PMID: 29343130 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Abstract The application of telehealth technology to conduct functional analysis (FA) and functional communication training (FCT) is emerging for children with developmental disabilities and behaviour support needs. The current study was designed to extend FA + FCT for self‐injurious behaviour by using telehealth in home with parents as interventionists receiving real‐time remote coaching. Two families with school‐aged boys with developmental disabilities associated with intellectual disability participated, one with cerebral palsy and the other with autism spectrum disorder. Results indicated that parent...
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research - Category: Disability Authors: Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research
Abstract Close to 750,000 youth with special health care needs transition to adult health care in the United States every year; however, less than one-half receive transition-planning services. Using the "F-words" organizing framework, this article explores life course outcomes and disparities in transition-aged youth with disabilities, with a special focus on youth with autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Despite the importance of transition, a review of the available literature revealed that (1) youth with disabilities continue to have poor outcomes in all six "F-words" domains (ie, fu...
Source: Pediatric Annals - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Pediatr Ann Source Type: research
We reported on this trend in a recent Health Affairs article, in which we found that in 2013, nearly one-third of children in low-income working families above the poverty line got their health coverage through Medicaid or CHIP, up 8 percent from just six years earlier. Today, more than 40 percent of children and adolescents in this country are now covered by Medicaid and CHIP, second only to employer-sponsored insurance. As a result, children are disproportionately vulnerable to health care reforms that cut public programs. In making any changes, caution is needed, as is an awareness of the many factors leading to familie...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Following the ACA Medicaid and CHIP Public Health Quality ACA repeal and replace AHCA Source Type: blogs
AimTo evaluate the prevalence of co‐occurring autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) among children with cerebral palsy (CP), and to describe their characteristics. MethodThe data of 1225 CP cases from four population‐based registers (Iceland, Sweden, and two in France) and one population‐based surveillance programme (North East England, UK) participating in the Surveillance of Cerebral Palsy in Europe Network (SCPE) were analysed. The ASD diagnoses were systematically recorded using category F84 of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision. The registers provided data on children born between 1995 and 20...
Source: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Providing transition services to students with disabilities remains an emerging area of practice. Occupational therapy practitioners may contribute to transition teams by intervening to improve functional abilities and health status. PMID: 28422625 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research
Conclusions:The rate of patients with CP in our testing database is low (0.6% of total referrals), indicating that clinicians do not consider genetic conditions a common underlying etiology. However, the rate of pathogenic CNVs in this cohort (13%) is comparable to and in some cases higher than pathogenic detection rates reported in individuals with ID and other guideline-recommended indications for CMA. High-resolution CMA should be a recommendation for diagnostic testing in patients with CP.Study Supported by:Disclosure: Dr. Vanzo has received personal compensation for activities with Lineagen as an employee. Dr. Vanzo h...
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Child Neurology II Source Type: research
Conclusions and implications Improving labour force participation to be inclusive and accessible requires policy that considers the range of unmet needs that exist for persons with DD.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Books are great tools for teaching empathy to children. They can help kids understand what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes — someone with a physical or mental disability, chronic illness or learning difference. They can also help kids with medical issues see how other kids cope — which can be validating or even help spark new ideas. And books help younger generations recognize that no matter what obstacle they may face, they’re still just kids, and they’re not alone. Today, many children’s book authors are weaving characters with me...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Parenting autism cerebral palsy craniofacial anomaly scoliosis Source Type: news
Abstract Parents play an important role in the successful implementation of AAC. Previous research has indicated that parents in different countries have varying perceptions about the use of AAC and face different challenges in its implementation. To date, there is limited information about the use of AAC by children in Malaysia or parents' views about its use. The aim of this study was to explore Malaysian parents' perception of AAC and their experience when supporting their children who use AAC. For this study, 12 parents of children with autism spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy were involved in semi-structur...
Source: Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Tags: Augment Altern Commun Source Type: research
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