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ERIC Number: EJ844470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1184-0412
Similarities and Differences between Children with and without Disabilities on Identified Clinical Findings
Reinke, Diane C.
Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, v33 n1-2 p44-76 2005
This study was conducted to examine the types and proportions of identified clinical findings among children with and without disabilities. Using data from the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS), this study compared 7672 children aged 0 to 15 years (n=1067 with disabilities and n=6605 without disabilities) who were reported for child abuse and neglect and investigated by child welfare agencies in Canada. In all age levels, children with disabilities were found to exhibit the same types of clinical findings as children without disabilities. The most common clinical finding for both children with and without disabilities was behaviour problem. Children with disabilities were significantly more likely to be identified for various clinical findings than children without disabilities except for running away and substance abuse. Overall, children with disabilities were more likely to have been identified for at least one clinical finding than children without disabilities. The proportions of children with and without disabilities identified for various clinical findings generally increased with age. Assessment, prevention, and treatment efforts for children and adolescents with disabilities need to incorporate a variety of strategies that address their specific difficulties. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. 6-102 Education North, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-4505; Fax: 780-492-1318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada