Understanding physical impairment in young children

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Tait, Kathleen. 2014. "Understanding physical impairment in young children." Hyde, Mervyn, Carpenter, Lorelei and Conway, Robert (ed.) Diversity, inclusion & engagement, 2nd ed.. Melbourne, Australia. Oxford University Press. pp. 317-349
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Understanding physical impairment in young children

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ERA Publisher ID2850
Book TitleDiversity, inclusion & engagement, 2nd ed.
Authors
AuthorTait, Kathleen
EditorsHyde, Mervyn, Carpenter, Lorelei and Conway, Robert
Page Range317-349
Chapter Number15
Number of Pages33
Year2014
PublisherOxford University Press
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISBN9780195522235
Abstract

Among those children who have special needs, some children live with a physical impairment. This chapter focuses on the topic of physical impairment (PI; also known as a physical disability, or a mobility limitation). The impact of living with a PI in childhood and adolescence can differ depending on whether the child was born with a physical disability (PD) or whether the child acquired a physical impairment at a very young age. Clearly the ramifications of growing up with a PI are quite different from those of acquiring them at an older age.This chapter will focus on early onset physical impairment. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a brief overview of four categories of early onset childhood and/or developmental physical disabilities that teachers are most likely to need information on (that is, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and the neuromuscular disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy); and to raise the reader's awareness of the most common concerns and issues in the lives of children growing up with a physical impairment. Included are related medical issues; potential treatment approaches, and the importance of engagement as it relates to a child with a physically disabling condition, for participation in the regular classroom, educational implications and quality of life issues in childhood and adolescence.

Keywordscerebral palsy; chronic conditions; fine motor; gross motor; hydrocephalus; ICF-CY; juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; mobility; muscular dystrophy; physical impairment; quality of life; spina bifida; task analysis; zone of proximal development
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420318. People with disability
520102. Educational psychology
390411. Special education and disability
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© Mervyn Hyde, Lorelei Carpenter and Robert Conway 2014. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior permission in writing of Oxford University Press.

Byline AffiliationsHong Kong Baptist University, China
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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