Youth and parents’ experiences of a new inter-agency transition model for spina bifida compared to youth who did not take part in the model

Sally Lindsay, Ph.D., Melissa Fellin, Ph.D., Heather Cruickshank, B.A., Amy McPherson, Ph.D., Joanne Maxwell, M.Sc. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 27, 2016 DOI: Background Young adults with spina bifida are underserved in health care and are at risk as they transition to adult health care. A pediatric rehabilitation hospital and… Read More »»

Associations between neurodevelopmental disorders and factors related to school, health, and social interaction in schoolchildren: Results from a Swedish population-based survey

Linda Beckman, Ph.D., Staffan Janson, M.D., Ph.D., Laura von Kobyletzki, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 18, 2016 DOI: Background Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be surrounded by different risk factors. In order to work preventively with decreasing ADHD and ASD… Read More »»

Balance training improves postural balance, gait, and functional strength in adolescents with intellectual disabilities: Single-blinded, randomized clinical trial

Kyeongjin Lee, Ph.D., Myungmo Lee, Ph.D., Changho Song, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 15, 2016 DOI: Background Adolescents with intellectual disabilities often present with problems of balance and mobility. Balance training is an important component of physical activity interventions, with growing evidence that it can be beneficial for people with… Read More »»

A wellness program for individuals with disabilities: Using a student wellness coach approach

Hui-Ju Young, Ph.D., Melissa L. Erickson, M.S., Kristen B. Johnson, B.S., R.D., L.D., Mary Ann Johnson, Ph.D., Kevin K. McCully, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Published July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 345–352 DOI: Background Individuals with disabilities are at higher risk of health conditions; thus, there is a need to provide hands-on opportunities for pre-healthcare professionals to interact with… Read More »»

Peer victimization as a mediator of the relationship between disability status and psychosocial distress

Marjorie G. McGee, Ph.D. DOI: Background Youth with disabilities experience greater levels of peer victimization and psychosocial distress than non-disabled youth. However, the extent to which exposure to peer victimization mediates the relationship between disability status and psychosocial distress is unknown. Objective To determine whether the relationship between disability status and psychological distress was… Read More »»

Correlates of wellness among youth with functional disabilities

K.S. Menear, Ph.D, J.K. Preskitt, Ph.D, S.S. Goldfarb, Ph.D, N. Menachemi, Ph.D DOI: Background The literature is more informative on the impediments to wellness among youth with functional limitations and less instructive on the state of wellness for this population. Objective To explore overall wellness, and each sub-dimension of wellness, in a national sample… Read More »»

Mental health trajectories of young people after disability onset

Maina Kariuki, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. (For), Anne Honey, Ph.D., B.App.Sc. (OT) Hons, B.Ec., Eric Emerson, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Ph.D., M.Ed., B.A., Grad. Dip. Cont.Ed., Dip. OT Australian Family and Disability Studies Research Collaboration, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW 1825, Australia Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 91–101,… Read More »»

Challenges to providing HIV prevention education to youth with disabilities in South Africa

Rohleder P, Swartz L, Schneider M, Eide AH.  Department of Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom.  Disabil Rehabil. 2012;34(8):619-24. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.613512. Epub 2011 Nov 16. PURPOSE: In South Africa, little is known how HIV prevention education is implemented in schools for learners with disabilities. This article reports on findings from a study exploring… Read More »»

Health Promotion Resources: Spina Bifida

The Spina Bifida Association (SBA)’s Kids!Camp Contact URL   The Spina Bifida Association (SBA)’s TEAM (Teens and Mentors) Program Contact URL s_And_Mentors.htm

“Promoting Better Health for Young People through Physical Activity and Sports: A Report to the President”

By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Contact URL