Developmental Disability

Disparities in service utilization and expenditures for individuals with developmental disabilities

Charlene Harrington, Ph.D., Taewoon Kang, Ph.D. Department of Social and Behavioral Science, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA Disability and Health Journal, October 2008 Volume 1, Issue 4, Pages 184–195 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.05.004 Abstract Background The factors that affect access to services for individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) have not received much attention. Methods This study examined […]

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Does race influence age of diagnosis for children with developmental delay?

Joshua R. Mann, M.D., M.P.H., Sarah Crawford, M.S., Lesly Wilson, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., Suzanne McDermott, Ph.D.† This project was funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Health and Disability Cooperative Agreement U59/CCU421834. Disability and Health Journal  July 2008 Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 157–162 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.04.002 Abstract Background Early identification of developmental delay is important for ensuring […]

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Variation in types of service use and expenditures for individuals with developmental disabilities

Taewoon Kang, Ph.D., Charlene Harrington, Ph.D. Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143-0612, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 30–41 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.008 Abstract Background This study examined the types of services and expenditures for 8 service categories provided by regional centers to 138,336 […]

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A population-based assessment of the health, functional status, and consequent family impact among children with Down syndrome

Laura A. Schieve, Ph.D., Sheree L. Boulet, Dr.P.H., Michael D. Kogan, Ph.D., Kim Van Naarden-Braun, Ph.D., Coleen A. Boyle, Ph.D. Although the currently accepted terminology for mental retardation is “intellectual disability,” we use the term “mental retardation” in describing our results because this was the term used in the NS-CSHCN instrument and we wanted to […]

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Health disparities among adults with physical disabilities or cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no disabilities in the United States

Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., Hayley Stolzle, M.P.H., Michael H. Fox, Sc.D. Disability and Health Journal,  Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 59–67, April 2011 Published Online: July 15, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.05.003s   Abstract Background National survey data indicate the number of individuals reporting a disability is rising. Those with disabilities experience a large number of barriers to health […]

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Using pedometers to measure moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for youth with an intellectual disability

Michael W. Beets, M.P.H., Ph.D., Kenneth H. Pitetti, Ph.D. Published Online: April 09, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.02.002 Background: Pedometers serve as one of the most feasible and cost-effective methods for frontline practitioners to measure moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) of youth with an intellectual disability (YwID) but, historically, pedometers have been unable to measure MVPA. Technological advancements now […]

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