Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention for Students with Disabilities: A Call to Educators. ERIC Digest Article describes need for prevention and intervention and recommendations Visit Website PALS: Prevention Works, All of us Together, Learning to Care, Special Modifications PALS Project has trained over 2,300 participating educators to adapt alcohol, tobacco, other drug (ATOD) and… Read More »»
Improving health care providers’ knowledge and ability to provide culturally competent care can limit the health disparities experienced by disadvantaged populations. As racial and ethnic cultures dominate cultural competency topics in education, alternative cultures such as disability have consistently been underrepresented. This article will make the case that persons with disabilities have a unique cultural… Read More »»
The purpose of this study was to determine adapted physical educators’ perceptions and practices about teaching social skills to students with disabilities. A questionnaire based on Bandura’s social learning theory concept of modeling was developed and mailed to an entire frame of 426 adapted physical education teachers in the state of Ohio. Face and content… Read More »»
Sexuality issues and gynecologic care of adolescents with developmental disabilities. Greydanus DE, Omar HA. Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, 1000 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-1284, USA. Greydanus@kcms.msu.edu Pediatr Clin North Am. 2008 Dec;55(6):1315-35, viii. All human beings are sexual from birth to… Read More »»
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of a resistance-training program on athletes with intellectual disabilities (ID). DESIGN/PARTICIPANTS: 2-way (2 x 2), repeated-measures analysis of variance on 2 groups (males and females); 30 Special Olympics (SO) athletes, age 16-22 (16 males, 14 females). INTERVENTION/OUTCOME MEASURES: Resistance training, twice per week, for 3 months on Med-X weight equipment.… Read More »»
Nutrition education and support program for community-dwelling adults with intellectual disabilities.
To test the efficacy, acceptability, and appropriateness of a nutrition education and support program, 4 community-based group homes for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities participated in a pilot intervention with extended baseline period and pre-post-test design. Adults (N = 32) with intellectual or developmental disabilities, 20 direct service staff, 4 managers of group homes,… Read More »»
Results of an innovative university-based recovery education program for adults with psychiatric disabilities.
This study examined the effectiveness of an educational approach to psychiatric rehabilitation called the Recovery Center. Using a quasi-experimental design we recruited 97 intervention and 81 comparison participants and examined the intervention’s impact on health, mental health, subjective, and role functioning outcomes. Results suggested that this intervention was effective in improving subjective outcomes, especially empowerment… Read More »»
Evaluation of a combined supported computer education and employment training program for persons with psychiatric disabilities.
Meaningful work is described as one of the functional indicators of healing and growth beyond the disability and is seen as critical in recovering a personal sense of worth and value. We describe a supported education-supported employment program which focused on teaching computer, recovery and work skills. A program evaluation was implemented on four consecutive… Read More »»
Caring for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities: virtual patient instruction improves students’ knowledge and comfort level.
Nurses play a vital role in providing health care to children with developmental disability (DD) throughout the United States. Unfortunately, most nurses continue to report that they receive little or no clinical education in the area of DDs. In response to this need, a core development team consisting of nurse practitioners and nursing faculty from… Read More »»