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ERIC Number: ED257285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Needs of Children with Disabilities. A Comprehensive View.
Healy, Alfred
The monograph offers an overview of the history of health care for children with disabilities. Health goals for the disabled child are considered and a systems model discussed that views health care services as part of the child's total service needs. Routine and specialized health care needs of disabled children are covered, and service areas such as prevention and early detection, prenatal care, periodic screening, and primary, secondary and tertiary care are noted. The importance of linkage between health, social, educational, and vocational services is emphasized, and coordination of these comprehensive services is stressed. Planning processes for such services are noted, as is the role of specific planning bodies such as state councils for developmental disabilities, infant high-risk followup coordination committees, and professional associations. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Div. of Developmental Disabilities.
Note: For related document, see ED 252 036.