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Lecture 5f - Intervention-Medical o Contractures permanent...

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Lecture 5. F) Children with neurological disabilities – Assessment and Intervention Assessment - Neurological disorders require intensive medical diagnosis and management - Some children meet with a neuropsychologist: a specialist that understands the problems following damage to the brain - Teachers may gather information on interactions with peers, problem-solving skills, frustration tolerance, reading and writing skills and behaviour - There are many problems with simply using standardized tests to assess this group of children - Three techniques for adaptions o Support adaption: used when a child must be placed in a certain position or provided general support o Prosthetic adaption: provided for the children who need a specific piece of equipment to function o General adaption: represents change in basic requirements (ex. Sign language) - Motor assessment: considers physical status, mobility and functional aspects
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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 limb’s action-...
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