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Community volunteers : an asset for detecting and following up children with disabilities

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR EVIDENCE ON DISABILITY (ICED)
December 2012

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This video presents a  recording of a seminar held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in November 2012.  The seminar explores the findings and recommendations from a four year CBM-funded project in Bangladesh and Pakistan to identify children with disabilities and connect them with appropriate rehabilitative services

Infertility : why can’t we classify this inability as disability?

KHETARPAL, Abha
SINGH, Satendra
2012

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"Disability is a complex phenomenon. It reflects an interaction between features of a person's body and features of the society in which he or she lives. International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), lays stress on the functional as well as the structural problem of a person. All the definitions of disability also include the disorders of the reproductive and endocrine system. So infertility and impotency should also be included in the category of disability. It affects the participation in areas of life and can have a disabling affect on an individual"
Australian Medical Journal, Vol 5, No 6

Lymphatic filariasis disability prevention for field managers : workshop proceedings

GIROIS, Susan
et al
2007

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This workshop report presents the proceedings from a three day lymphatic filariasis disability prevention workshop in Ghana. The workshop aimed to offer a knowledge exchange among disability prevention workers in lymphoedema management from Africa, Asia and the United States, and to provide an opportunity for exploring a more integrated public health approach to prevention of disability due to lymphatic filariasis and other chronic diseases affecting the lower limbs (i.e. diabetes, leprosy, Buruli ulcer). A CD-Rom with power point presentations accompanies this report
Lymphatic Filariasis Disability Prevention Workshop for Field Managers
Noguchi Institute, Ghana
10-12 July 2007

The working group on the integration of wound-lymphedema management across diseases in resource-poor settings

GREYER, DR MJ
et al
2007

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This meeting report presents the interventions, conclusions and recommendations made by the working group on the integration of wound-lymphedema management across diseases in resource-poor following the lymphatic filariasis disability prevention workshop held in Ghana in 2007
The working group on the integration of wound-lymphedema management across diseases in resource-poor settings
Geneva, Switzerland
September 2007

Disability in development : experiences in inclusive practices

CHRISTOFFEL-BLINDENMISSION
HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL
Eds
2006

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This book has been developed from an initiative between two organisations specialising in disability and development; Handicap International and Christoffel-Blindenmission. The initiative promotes 'Community Approaches to Handicap in Development (CAHD)'. CAHD is grounded in the social model of disability, using a rights-based approach to promote the inclusion of disability into mainstream development activity. This approach places emphasis on the role of communities in addressing the social and physical barriers faced by people with disabilities. The book describes the positive impact of CAHD projects in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Philippines. A diverse range of partners, in particular people with disabilities, their families and local communities have been actively involved in its publication. The book would be useful for anybody with an interest in development theory, policy and practice

Communicating

SHEVDE, Sampada
2006

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In this factsheet, communication is defined and verbal and non-verbal methods are explored. Communication strategies for working with children who are deafblind are highlighted including teaching methods, expressive communication, receptive communication and communication interaction. This practical resource would be useful for anyone wishing to improve their communication with people with sensory impairments

Helping my child

KASHYAP, Sunanda
2006

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This factsheet provides practical advice for parents and carers about how to help deafblind children to learn everyday activities, such as eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, mobility, positioning and play

Playing with my child

SHEVDE, Sampada
2006

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This factsheet explores the importance of play for children with deafblindness, covering various types of play, such as sensorimotor, physical, symbolic and games. Information is provided regarding suggested timing of play activities, positioning for play activities, properties of toys and details of activities that can be used as play. This resource is particularly useful for parents and carers of deafblind children

Schemes and concessions

SENSE INTERNATIONAL INDIA
2006

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This factsheet provides useful information about schemes and concessions for people with disabilities in India. It includes details about various disability policies and rights in India, as well as emphasising the importance of establishing networks for people with deafblindness. This information is particularly helpful to people with disabilities, their family members, their carers and professionals in India

Screening and assessments

THAWANI, Vimal
2006

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This factsheet describes how to identify and diagnose deafblindness with specific reference to the Indian context. Information is provided on how to develop an appropriate programme for children in rural settings and how to create awareness among the community about deafblindness. This resource would be helpful for professionals who are working with people with sensory impairments and those working towards including deafblindness issues in mainstream development action

Holistic and interactive communication methods

LAHTINEN, Riitta
2005

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This research article examines the strategies and theoretical models of the function of language for improving communication for acquired deafblind people, their family members and interpreters. Different methods and techniques are examined to improve the quality of communication. This resource would be useful for professionals working with people with sensory impairments at community level

Orientation of participatory approaches on community enquiries regarding lymphatic filariasis

BHANOT, Amit
SHRIVASTAVA, Archana
September 2004

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This report provides an overview of approaches for participatory community planning and enquiries regarding lymphatic filariasis following a workshop. The goal of this document is for health staff, program planners and program managers working for global elimination of lymphatic filariasis, to have an overview of the approaches for participatory community planning and enquiries. It provides guiding principles on methods that can be utilised and source of ideas for probe or explorations that can be made to comprehend the knowledge, attitudes and practices among the endemic communities towards lymphatic Filariasis ”Workshop on the orientation of participatory approaches on community enquiries regarding lymphatic filariasis
Orissa, India
12-16 April 2004

Towards a common language for functioning, disability and health : ICF the International Classification of functioning, disability and health

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2002

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This is the introduction to WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, also known as the Beginner's Guide. It provides an introduction to the ICF and its use. It sets out what the ICF offers to health workers, planners and policy-makers. It also includes a list of organizations,agencies and NGOs who are part of the ICF collaborating network

Multiple disability initiative review : at Dehradun Cheshire Home Northern India

RAJENDRA, K R
2001

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The management of children with multiple disabilities demands very special training and the Multiple Disability Initiative aimed to do this by running a series of training sessions over a 2 year period. At the end of the 2 years a special workshop was organised to share the experiences of the Dehradun Cheshire Home (DDCH) and also provide some training for staff. It helped DDCH to plan for its future growth and for the continuation of the programme at other homes

A deafblindness web resource

May 2000

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This website, owned by an individual, hosts a wealth of information on deafblindness and explains terminology and syndromes. It refers to journals and periodicals, videos about deafblindness and equipment. Internet resources are also listed

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