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The ability for families to get services for children with developmental disabilities may increase if a new rule proposed under the Affordable Care Act becomes final.
In this "Kids News Extra" segment Dr. T reviews the article, "Proposed Rule Mandates Coverage of Habilitation" from the ASHA Leader about proposed mandate to cover habilitative services.
"Habilitation" is intervention to help a child build skills in which they are delayed or disordered. It's similar to the more familiar term of "rehabilitation" whereby an individual receives intervention to regain skills that are lost second to an accident, a disease, or the like.
The ASHA Leader is a publication of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association which provides information for the public and governs the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.
This proposed rule goes beyond speech-language and hearing services and regards global developmental issues. We hope it's helpful.
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Best,The Kids AtoZ Team
I have a child with a developmental disability.. where will they live without me?
Rachael has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities for approximately 7 years. Most recently, she was an Assistant Manager for The Center for Disability Services for a group home with 7 adults. Rachael is currently a full time MSW student at SUNY Albany.
When a family has a child with a developmental disability, their future is often uncertain. Individuals with developmental disabilities are often somewhat, if not completely, dependent on their caretakers. Group homes are often an option for families to consider as their child continues to grow and parents become older and less able to care for their child.
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Most teachers, from elementary to college levels, are able to identify when students have difficulty learning, within the first weeks of a semester. However, employers and co-workers are not able or qualified to identify employees with Learning Disabilities unless the person is willing to ask for an accommodation. Guests will clarify how support, referrals, and accommodations can be provided more effectively. Our Special Guest, Dr. Beverly Poellnitz, Educator, Entrepreneur, along with other guests will enlighten us on how cultural considerations must be given when discussing any issue of learning, mental health, and performance. Host, Dr. Danita Applewhite shares current trends for employers, as well as teachers, that will help with ways to provide accommodations and stay legal with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Hear VET2VET conversations about how Student Veterans address asking for accommodations from Disabled Student Resources and Employee Assistance Programs. . Would you please send your donation of at least $10 or more to continue our radio broadcasts, and help our students and Veterans with disabilities reach their education and workforce goals? Visit http://whiteappleinstitute.org and click on DONATE. Click on Radio to listen to episodes of the Ask Dr. Applewhite (formerly Student2Teacher) Radio Talk Show any day of the week. This is a re-broadcast aired 10-11-2014 as Support for Learning Disabled..
Elizabeth shares what is in it for all individuals when they open up to looking at the abilities over the disabilities. It will be the first of a series as she introduces her Platform for the Todays American Woman, and continues over the next month to help us understand what is really in it for everyone when we open our minds, hearts, and attitudes to looking at individuals from the ability stand point rather than the disabiity stand point.
This is a program to help look at problems and come up with ways to solve these problems, plus a jazz legend and historical of those who have provided us the listener with new ideas in music.
Mike and Joyce speak with Laura Castillo, Executive Director of FivePMinus.org, helping families affected by Cri du Chat (Cat Cry) Syndrome (CdCs).
Babies born with CdCs are characterized at birth by a high-pitched cry, low birth weight, poor muscle tone, microcephaly, and potential medical complications. "5p-" is a term used by geneticists to describe a portion of the short arm of chromosome number five that is missing in these individuals. Some of the facial characteristics include:
Round "moon shaped" face
Small upturned nose at birth
Small or low set chin (micrognathis)
Low positioned ears
Downward slanting of the eyes
Wide spaced eyes
Extra skin fold at the inner corner of one or both eyes (epicanthal fold)
These facial features usually elongate as the child enters adulthood. Children with CdCs are often also diagnosed with autism since many of the developmental issues are similar.
There is a great deal of good information on this syndrome on their website. See especially http://www.fivepminus.org/Development
Laura shares with us the origins of the 5p- Society, the national family support group for individuals with Cri du Chat Syndrome. They group shares expeerience and provides support to individuals and families affected by CdCs, sharing strategies for managing the syndrome and supporting their children in achieving his or her maximum potential Children with Cri du Chat Syndrome can lead full and meaningful lives with love and support.
This episode I will we will introduce Miss Brandi Paul a service dog trainer and business owner. Brandi will discuss her experiences with training and producing top notched service dogs for diabetic alert, mobility, psychiatric service dogs, and hearing alert dogs.
This young trainer has developed into a strong trainer. She is a blessing in the dog training world.
Join us for an interesting conversation about service dogs and the life we lead with in our community.
This episode is a production of Saint Bernards Service Dog Academy, Inc, a non-profit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization. This is a listener supported broadcast and we appreciate your support through PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us for giving information.
SHALOM HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Apostle Loretta Williams is a Motivational Speaker and Teacher who will be sharing information that is essential and vital to our physical (body) welfare which will also include the benefits of nutritious meals, herbs and spices and various foods that provide protein and vitamins that are good for our bodies. We will learn more on how to stabilize our mental and psychological (the mind and our thoughts) and dealing with our emotions (how we feel). Occasionally she will have guests who are health specialist or advocates who can enlighten us further, so we can learn as much as possible about maintaining good health and enabling us through their knowledge and expertise to live better and fulfilling lives so we can be happy!
Today’s Lesson Topic: Overcoming Physical Disabilities To Live A Productive Lifestyle – Part 2
Sub-Topic: I Can't Should Not Be A Part of Your Vocabulary
Individuals still can live a healthy and productive life, regardless of whatever affliction they may suffer; we need to learn more about how to overcome physical disabilities and give every assistance to those who are afflicted, when we help others, we help ourselves!
SCRIPTURE TOPIC: (3 John 1:2) Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
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This episode we will discuss an article written by Kelley Rose titled What It Is Like To Have A Service Dog. Kelley will share her article with us and give her prespective on the subject.
We appreciate Kelley's willingness to share her experience with us. Please share this time with us and find that you are not alone.
While it is true that we may all have different experiences, we have similiar experiences as well.
This episode is produced by Saint Bernards Service Dog Academy, Inc. A non-profit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization. This is a listener supported broadcast and we appreciate your support through PayPal at email@example.com Or email us for directions on how to give.
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