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ERIC Number: EJ829853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Health Literacy for Individuals with Special Needs
Medlen, Joan Guthrie
Exceptional Parent, v39 n2 p24-27 Feb 2009
For those with disabilities, issues of health are often treated in a reactionary way. This article encourages health literacy, education, and awareness targeted towards those with disabilities in helping them take ownership of their plan for staying healthy, with a focus on weight management. Weight management challenges for people with disabilities occur in every type of living situation: at home, in group living environments, in an apartment with support, or in foster homes. The issues are trapped in principles that create barriers to reaching the same goal: a healthy, fulfilling life for people with disabilities. The author offers several suggestions that can be used to involve those with disabilities in the process of making healthful choices. (Contains 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A