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Page Brain Development: Neuro-Behavioral Perspectives in Developmental Disabilities
Children and adults with developmental (intellectual) and learning difficulties may exhibit delayed cognitive development.
Page Cancer, Palliative Care and Intellectual Disabilities
Pain is often the first indicator of injury and illness, but in a person with intellectual disabilities this warning sign could be easily missed..
Page Key Facts from the Down's Heart Group
Parents of children with Down's Syndrome face the same worries as other parents when their child is diagnosed with heart problems, but they may also worry about 'discrimination' in the treatment of their child.
Page Cervical Spine Instability
People with Down's Syndrome have a small risk for acute or chronic neurological problems caused by cervical spine instability.
Page Dental Problems in People with Down's Syndrome
It is important to be aware of the type of anatomical soft tissue and dental anomalies which are part of the typical developmental pattern of people with Down's Syndrome, which have influence on dental problems.
Page Clinical Guidelines & Integrated Care Pathways For The Oral Health Care Of People With Learning Disabilities
Clinical Guidelines & Integrated Care Pathways For The Oral Health Care Of People With Learning Disabilities
Page Eye and Vision Problems in Children with Down's Syndrome
Parents, and especially teachers, should be aware that distance acuity is likely to be poorer than for children who do not have Down's Syndrome. They should provide distance objects (pictures and signs) which are larger than usual.
Page Hearing Impairment & Down's Syndrome
People with intellectual impairment often have difficulty processing speech, especially in noise, and in locating the source of a sound. A mild hearing loss will make these tasks even more difficult.
Page The Immune System in Down's Syndrome
A well-nourished individual with Down's Syndrome, living in the community, in good housing and free of other diseases will not suffer the rates of infection associated with a defined primary immunodeficiency.
Page Sight Problems and People with Intellectual Disabilities
The fact that someone has a learning disability automatically increases his/her chance of experiencing a sight problem. However, there are specific groups of people within the intellectually disabled population who are particularly at risk of developing certain sight problems.
Page Down's Syndrome and Childhood Deafness
Link to booklet on childhood deafness and Down's Syndrome
Page Identification of Difficulties Experienced With The Physical Application of Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aids and their Association with Auricular Anatomy
A small study aimed to identify more than normal difficulties experienced by a group of Down's Syndrome BTE aid wearers, auricular anomalies and any associations between the difficulties and presence of those anomalies.
Page Visual Impairment: Its Effect on Cognitive Development and Behaviour
The effect of visual impairment on cognitive development and behaviour
Page The Come Back Kid
I had cancer, but I got through it
Page This is my story: I’ve got cancer
This is the story of John Davies, who has learning disabilities. He was diagnosed with cancer and tells his story in his own words.
Page The benefits of exercise to a Down’s Syndrome population
The benefits of exercise and training for a reference population are well understood and the merits well documented. The aim of this updated review is to ascertain the benefits of exercise for a Down’s Syndrome population.
Page Epilepsy
Most people with epilepsy do not have intellectual disabilities, but a substantial minority of people with intellectual disabilities have epilepsy.
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