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Unformatted text preview: Intervention-Medical o Contractures: permanent shortening of muscles, tendons and ligaments that results in postural distortion and decreased joint mobility Corrected by surgery o Epileptic children receive anticonvulsive therapy o For TBI, immediate medical attention may help to reduce the extent of damage o Speech and language therapy is used with children who have difficult of unintelligible speech o Carrying: refers to the way a physically disabled child is moved o Positioning: refers to how the child is seated or otherwise positioned-Technical aids o Devices and equipment range from simple to complex o Adaptive equipment: any device designed or modified to lead individuals with disabilities to independence o Prosthetic devices: replace lost functions and/or provide support o Orthotic devices: assist a limbs action-...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 2043 taught by Professor Goldberg during the Spring '11 term at UWO.
- Spring '11