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Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133790
eISBN:
9780199863730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.15
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The topic of this chapter is neurodevelopmental disabilities, with discussion focused on three prototypic neurodevelopmental disorders: mental retardation, autism, and cerebral palsy. These disorders ... More


Somatosensory and Motor Processes

Joan Stiles, Judy S. Reilly, Susan C. Levine, Doris A. Trauner, and Ruth Nass

in Neural Plasticity and Cognitive Development: Insights from Children with Perinatal Brain Injury

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195389944
eISBN:
9780190255718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389944.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses studies focusing on children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP) of any etiology. Topics covered include motor development after early focal lesions and the emergence of ... More


Cerebral Palsy

Robin C. Meyers, Steven J. Bachrach, and Virginia A. Stallings

in Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199398911
eISBN:
9780199398942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses cerebral palsy, its types, symptoms and presentation, nutritional assessment, and dietary management. The nutritional evaluation includes anthropometric measurements of weight, ... More


Narrating Childhood Disability

Benjamin Fraser

in Disability Studies and Spanish Culture: Films, Novels, the Comic and the Public Exhibition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318702
eISBN:
9781846317965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318702.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter explores two understudied novels on childhood disability with an emphasis on representation of autonomy, inclusion, rights, family relationships and institutional living. Murcian author ... More


The Polio Wars

Naomi Rogers

in Polio Wars: Sister Kenny and the Golden Age of American Medicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780195380590
eISBN:
9780199369188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380590.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In the mid-1940s Kenny, the NFIP and the AMA fought over medical orthodoxy and professional self-interest. Kenny accused the NFIP of funding worthless polio treatments recommended by antagonistic ... More


Achieving Intersubjectivity in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): Intercorporeal, Embodied, and Disembodied Practices

Peter Auer and Ina Hörmeyer

in Intercorporeality: Emerging Socialities in Interaction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190210465
eISBN:
9780190210489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210465.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This paper investigates communication, including computer-based speech aids by people with severe cerebral palsy—namely Augmented and Alternative Communication, AAC. The reduced bodily capacities and ... More


Prematurity: Impact on Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Outcomes

Betty R. Vohr

in Cognitive and Behavioral Abnormalities of Pediatric Diseases

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195342680
eISBN:
9780197562598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195342680.003.0050
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Prematurity continues to be a major public health problem and, despite advances in antenatal care, prematurity rates continue to rise in the United States. Preterm and low-birth-weight (LBW) rates ... More


Outcome of Neonates with Hyperbilirubinemia

Gail S. Ross and Alfred N. Krauss

in Cognitive and Behavioral Abnormalities of Pediatric Diseases

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195342680
eISBN:
9780197562598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195342680.003.0048
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Hyperbilirubinemia or jaundice refers to excessive levels of bilirubin in the serum of newborn infants. It is of interest to developmentalists, since serum bilirubin can cross the blood–brain ... More


Hopes and Dreams

Alan Rosenthal

in The documentary diaries: Working experiences of a non-fiction filmmaker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993023
eISBN:
9781526109804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993023.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the progression of an observational film still in process. It tells the story of a unique family of musicians, who battle various odds to create a successful family life. The ... More


The Child in Contemporary Culture

Laura E. Berk

in Awakening Children's Minds: How Parents and Teachers Can Make a Difference

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195124859
eISBN:
9780197565506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195124859.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Teaching Skills and Techniques

In this chapter, I take up dilemmas that today’s parents face in rearing young children. Throughout this book, we have touched on myriad forces that make contemporary parenting highly challenging. ... More


What Causes Autism?

Michael Ellis

in Caring for Autism: Practical Advice from a Parent and Physician

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190259358
eISBN:
9780197559574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259358.003.0008
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

The amount of research being done in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has grown exponentially in recent years, leading to rapidly changing data and statistics. As a result, our understanding of ... More


Autism’s Effect on the Whole Family

Michael Ellis

in Caring for Autism: Practical Advice from a Parent and Physician

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190259358
eISBN:
9780197559574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259358.003.0009
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

The impairments associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) not only affect the individual with ASD, but also dramatically impact the parents, caregivers, family, teachers, school system, peers, ... More


What are specific learning difficulties?

Mark Selikowitz

in Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties: The Facts

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780192622990
eISBN:
9780191918391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192622990.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Teaching of Specific Groups and Special Educational Needs

This is a book about children like Angela and Michael: intelligent children who have a significant and unexplained difficulty in learning. Each child with such difficulties is unique, but they have ... More


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