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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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This report would examine developments at the state and federal-level, court cases, and current views from stakeholders. Policy Questions Which states have PAS laws and what do those laws provide? What protections against abuse of PAS?What have the Supreme Court and lower courts held regarding individuals’ rights under PAS laws? The laws themselves?Is there evidence that persons with disabilities are being denied treatment by insurance companies but offered PAS instead, as NCD predicted?How is PAS viewed by disability organizations? Has this evolved in the past 13 years? If so why? If not, why?Are persons with disabi...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
Neurodevelopmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy and autism touch a population which has been dubbed to be “doubly vulnerable”. Individuals with neurodevelopmental disability have conditions that impair their cognition, communication, mobility or social interactions and they also rely on others to make decisions on their behalf. Accordingly, these children – as described in other contributions of t his special issue – are particularly prone to suffer from systemic (i.e., social, economic, and political) conditions that give or prevent access to quality and timely healthcare and social services...
Source: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions and implications: The current literature on motor skill intervention research is broad in scope and has limited generalizability within and across disability groups. Future research is needed to develop cross-disability intervention methods adaptable to disability and function-specific needs, including the utilization of rapidly developing technology. Researchers are encouraged to utilize sound methodology with robust theoretical foundations. Family and community engagement is encouraged in intervention delivery.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
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
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