Global disability: empowering children of all abilities.

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TitleGlobal disability: empowering children of all abilities.
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsScharf RJ, Maphula A, Pullen PC, Shrestha R, Matherne GP, Roshan R, Koshy B
Abbrev. JournalPediatr. Clin. North Am.
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Year of Publication2017
Volume64
Issue4
Pagination769-784
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsChild, Child Development, Child health, Child, Preschool, Developmental Disabilities, Disabled Children, Global health, Humans
Abstract

Worldwide, children are often not meeting their developmental potential owing to malnutrition, infection, lack of stimulation, and toxic stress. Children with disabilities are more likely to experience poverty, neglect, and abuse, and are less likely to have adequate access to education and medical care. Early childhood developmental stimulation can improve language, learning, and future participation in communities. Therapeutic supports and endeavors to reduce stigma for people of all abilities strengthen communities and allow for human thriving.

PubMed URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28734509?dopt=Abstract

DOI10.1016/j.pcl.2017.03.002

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