Adolescents

Physical activity for youth with disabilities: a critical need in an underserved population.

The recommended amount of daily physical activity for youth is 60 minutes a day, most days of the week. Youth with disabilities are not achieving this target and are significantly less active and more obese than their non-disabled peers. The combination of the health risks associated with physical inactivity and obesity presents a serious health […]

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Healthcare Transition Research: Providers (Nurses, Professionals)

Dimensions of the transition service coordinator role. Betz CL, Redcay G.  University of Southern California Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, USA.  J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Apr-Jun;10(2):49-59. ISSUES AND PURPOSE: This article describes the development and implementation of an innovative advanced practice role, as a transition service coordinator for nurses […]

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Feeding difficulties in children and adolescents with chronic illness.

Good health demands good nutrition and in the child it is reflected in normal growth. Children who cannot or do not eat properly often become unwell and do not grow. This becomes a source of great concern and anxiety for their parents. Several chronic illnesses in children impair normal feeding; this article aims to describe […]

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Transitions: A Guide to Getting Older and Changing Health Care Providers

Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs                     Format             Fact sheet   Geared toward adolescents with special health care needs, this fact sheet describes moving toward adulthood as a positive transition, and lists steps to take toward adult health care.  It also discusses things to consider when deciding when to transfer care, who can help […]

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Taking Charge Of Your Health Care: A Handout For Adolescents And Young Adults With Special Health Care Needs And Disabilities

Produced by the Institute for Community Inclusion at Children’s Hospital, Boston, as part of the Massachusetts Initiative for Youth with Disabilities, a project of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Supported in part by a project from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health […]

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Behavioral health in developmental disabilities: a comprehensive program of nutrition, exercise, and weight reduction.

We review the literature on the prevalence and conditions resulting in overweight and obesity in people with intellectual disability (ID), followed by obesity treatment research with typically developing children and adaptations for children with ID. In addition to proposing directions for future research and practice, we report a comprehensive randomized control trial (RCT) of family-based […]

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Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities

The Family Village of the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison Format             Webpage         This webpage lists articles and websites on assistive technology for students with disabilities.   Contact URL    http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/education/at.html                           Contact Agency The Family Village Waisman Center University of Wisconsin-Madison 1500 Highland Avenue Madison, WI 53705-2280           

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Smoking among adolescents in substance abuse treatment: a study of programs, policy, and prevalence.

The study was designed to: (1) identify smoking policies and interventions in adolescent residential treatment settings; (2) examine the prevalence of smoking among adolescents in these settings; and (3) assess relationships between program-level smoking policies and client-level smoking. The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment funded 17 sites to evaluate the effectiveness of Adolescent Residential Treatment […]

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Poverty, socio-economic position, social capital and the health of children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities in Britain: a replication.

Background When compared with their nonintellectually disabled peers, people with intellectual disabilities (IDs) have poorer health and are more likely to be exposed to poverty during childhood. Given that exposure to child poverty has been linked to poorer health outcomes, we attempted to estimate the extent to which the health inequalities faced by children and […]

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Preparing for adulthood: a systematic review of life skill programs for youth with physical disabilities.

PURPOSE: With advances in health care, an increasing number of youth with physical disabilities are surviving into adulthood. For youth to reach their full potential, a number of critical life skills must be learned. Specific learning opportunities are important as youth with physical disabilities may be limited in the life experiences necessary to acquire these […]

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