Using a flipped classroom and the perspective of families to teach medical students about children with disabilities and special education

Mary E. Sheppard, Ed.D., Nancy Vitalone-Raccaro, Ph.D , Jacqueline M. Kaari, D.O., F.A.C.O.P., F.A.A.P., Taiwo T. Ajumobi, M.S. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p552–558 DOI:     Background The need to teach medical students to care for children with disabilities, work effectively with these patients’ families, and collaborate with schools has been well established. Yet, what is not… Read More »»

Human factors/usability barriers to home medical devices among individuals with disabling conditions: In-depth interviews with positive airway pressure device users

Constance H. Fung, M.D., M.S.H.S., Uyi Igodan, B.A., Cathy Alessi, M.D., Jennifer L. Martin, Ph.D., Joseph M. Dzierzewski, Ph.D., Karen Josephson, M.P.H., B. Josea Kramer, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p86–92 Published online: June 30 2014 Abstract Background Evidence suggests that medical equipment often fails to accommodate the needs of… Read More »»

Functional capacity evaluation: Does it change the determination of the degree of work disability?

Navah Z. Ratzon, Ph.D., Yehuda Amit, M.D., Sharon Friedman, O.T., Shiri Zamir, O.T., Debbie Rand, O.T., Ph.D. Published Online: August 15, 2014 Disability and Heatlh Journal January 2015 Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 80–85 DOI: Abstract Background Determining the degree of work disability following traffic accidents is very challenging. Functional capacity evaluations (FCEs) are becoming more commonly… Read More »»

Desired educational outcomes of disability-related training for the generalist physician: knowledge, attitudes, and skills

Minihan PM, Robey KL, Long-Bellil LM, Graham CL, Hahn JE, Woodard L, Eddey GE; Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education. Acad Med. 2011 Sep;86(9):1171-8. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182264a25. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA. The problems adults with disabilities face obtaining quality primary care services… Read More »»

Sexual abuse prevention: a training program for developmental disabilities service providers.

Bowman RA, Scotti JR, Morris TL.  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202, USA.  J Child Sex Abus. 2010 Mar;19(2):119-27. doi: 10.1080/10538711003614718. Persons with developmental disabilities are at an increased risk for becoming victims of sexual abuse. Research has revealed that the largest group of identified perpetrators of sexual abuse is… Read More »»

Does problem-solving training for family caregivers benefit their care recipients with severe disabilities? A latent growth model of the Project CLUES randomized clinical trial

Berry JW, Elliott TR, Grant JS, Edwards G, Fine PR. Rehabil Psychol. 2012 May;57(2):98-112. doi: 10.1037/a0028229. SOURCE:  Department of Psychology, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229, USA. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether an individualized problem-solving intervention provided to family caregivers of persons with severe disabilities provides benefits to both caregivers and their care recipients. DESIGN: Family… Read More »»

Equal Rights Center Bringing Justice to All

For nearly 30 years, the Equal Rights Center has been working to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy the same rights, choices and opportunities as everyone else. The ERC approaches civil rights from multiple perspectives, using communication, partnerships and encouragement and, when necessary, resorting to the courts. Its comprehensive approach creates lasting positive change. The… Read More »»

Oral Health Care Resources for Professionals: Training Programs and Courses

DECOD: Dental Education in the Care of Persons with Disabilities  Visit Website   Home Care for Those Who Brush Someone Else’s Teeth: a Person-Centered Approach to Handling Resistance to Daily Hygiene Services Visit Website   Oral Health Care for Persons with Disabilities Visit Website   Self-Study Course for Dental Professionals at Institutions Serving People with… Read More »»

Web Resources about Disabilities Listing: providing medical students with information on people with disabilities

Location: See Website Administering Organization: American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Contact: Eva Cesnek Email: Brett Gerstman Email: Visit Website

Treating Adults with Physical Disabilities: Access and Communication

A Training Curriculum for Medical Professionals on Improving the Quality of Care for People with Disabilities Location: See Website Administering Organization: World Institute on Disability (WID) Contact: Marsha Saxton, Ph.D Alice Wong Visit Website