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  • Understanding Services for Developmental Disabilities

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    As a parent, learning that your child has developmental disabilities can be a life altering moment in time and can cause a devastating chain reaction of events. These events have the potential to change family priorities and structure, hurt relationships, deplete financial savings and stability, and emotionally drain everyone intimately involved with you and your child. How do you find human services programs, agencies, or advocates, whose primary job is to help you provide everything your child

  • Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities

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    that it discusses in some detail, mental illness and developmental disabilities. This review will be exploring the history, philosophy and theories of developmental disabilities. Social workers come in contact with many clients that have developmental disabilities, and the chapter gives a glimpse the history, problems, and theories related to developmental problems. Chapter thirteen explores the issues of dealing with developmental disabilities in the past and what is being done today to help social

  • Reflection Paper On Developmental Disability

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    Through my service I helped and assisted people who were born with a developmental disability. A developmental disability is a mental or physical disability, such as cerebral palsy or mental retardation, that is present during childhood, interferes with normal physical, intellectual, or emotional development, and usually lasts throughout life. With this type of disability, these people have trouble performing simple everyday task. My service called me to assist these people with everyday task that

  • A Forgotten Population: Seniors with Developmental Disabilities

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    According to Heller and Factor (as cited in Wood & Jackson, 2003) the number of “older adults age 60 and older who are diagnosed with mental retardation or developmental disabilities is expected to reach 1,065,000 by 2030.” In fact, “in the last 30 years, the life expectancy of people with intellectual disability has increased more dramatically than that of the general population” (Bigby, 2010). Doka and Lavin (2003) report that advances in medical care and a shift to deinstitutionalization have

  • Down Syndrome: An Intellectual and Developmental Disability

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    Syndrome") I believe that this may be one of the exceptionality I will have an increased chance of encountering during my teaching career. Identifying Down syndrome Down syndrome is a genetic condition which can cause intellectual and developmental disabilities. Persons affected with Down syndrome have the common will have an additional chromosome; instead of 46, they have 47 chromosomes. Down syndrome occurs in about one in every 733 births, making it one of the most common birth defect ("About

  • Transition Planning for Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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    Transition planning is essential for helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition from high school to adulthood. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA], 2004) requires transition planning for all students with disabilities beginning by age 14 (20 U.S.C. 1401(a)(19)). Transition planning includes a focus on activities as employment, recreation, postsecondary education, self-determination, and

  • Assisting Children Who Have Developmental Disabilities with Academics

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    Assisting children who have developmental disabilities with academics is crucial. One out of six children in the United States have some type of disability. The diagnoses process is the most important. Parents need a lot of information and support. Once diagnoses early intervention is recommended. These individuals need special help to succeed educationally. Diagnosis of Developmental Disabilities A child must be accurately diagnosed for any developmental disabilities. This is done when children

  • Developmental Disabilities and Speech and Language Impaiments

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    non-institutionalized population. Of the 53.9 million children, about 2.8 million (5.2%) were reported to have a disability in 2010. About 1 in 6 children in the U.S. had a developmental disability in 2006-2008 which is a 17.1% increase from 1998. Developmental disabilities range from mild disabilities such as ADHD, speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and autism. Recently, there has been an increased focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Down Syndrome: An Intellectual and Developmental Disability

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    Syndrome: An Intellectual and Developmental Disability While researching exceptionalities in the textbook Educating Exceptional Children, I chose to research further into Down syndrome. It is one of the most common and easily identified exceptionality and based on the prevalence of Down syndrome I believe that this is one exceptionality I will Identifying Down syndrome Down syndrome is a genetic condition which can cause intellectual and developmental disabilities. Persons affected with Down syndrome

  • Inclusive Education for Students with Developmental Disabilities

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    Johnny’s education successful. Definition of Inclusive Education Inclusive education is different from “integrated” education. Inclusive education is defined as students with disabilities receiving their education through the local school districts within their district’s general education classes. The student with a disability is expected to receive instruction in the age-appropriate general education curriculum alongside their peers. Whereas the term integrated or integration is defined as special

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