Disability: Functional Diversity

Ariel Tenenbaum, MD (Editor)
Director, Center for Children with Chronic Diseases and Down Syndrome Center Jerusalem, Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center Mount Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Disability Studies
BISAC: MED000000



Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Disability can be transient, partly or permanent and take many forms and shapes. Disability can be a mental or physical illness or a condition that affects a major life function over the long term. Disability is a term also used in the labor market and worker compensation field to describe any lasting impairment that remains after a worker has been treated and allowed time to recover. A permanent disability could be as severe as the loss of an eye or as moderate as a broken leg that healed leaving the inability to walk normally. In this book we have gathered research on various aspects of disability and rehabilitation from Spain, United States of America, Brazil, Singapore, Cyprus, Malaysia, Italy, Japan and Manipal, which we hope will be of interest to the reader.
(Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)



Chapter 1. Disability and Rehabilitation
(Ariel Tenenbaum, MD, and Joav Merrick, MD, DMSc, Center for Children with Chronic Diseases and Down Syndrome Center Jerusalem, Israel, and others)

Section One: Concept of Functional Diversity

Chapter 2. Main Theoretical Approaches to Functional Diversity: A Literature Review
(Marcos A. Bote, PhD, and Antonio L. Martínez, PhD, Department of Sociology, Department of Social Work and Social Services, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain)

Chapter 3. People with Disabilities’ Access to Their Own Money
(Carli Friedman, PhD, Council on Quality and Leadership, Towson, Maryland, US)

Chapter 4. Person-Centered Excellence: Progress and Priorities of Disability Service Organizations
(Carli Friedman, PhD, Council on Quality and Leadership, Towson, Maryland, US)

Section Two: Various Aspects of Rehabilitation

Chapter 5. Effectiveness of Phonological Remediation Programs in Children with a Risk of Developmental Dyslexia: A Systematic Review
(Angélica G. C. Rosal, Waldemar B. Neto, PhD, Ana C. F. da Silva and Bianca A. M. de Queiroga, PhD, Department of Speech Therapy, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Pernambuco, Brazil)

Chapter 6. Predictors of Short-Term Hip Fracture Rehabilitation Outcomes in a Tertiary Hospital
(Tan .Y Leng, Saw H. Mar, Lim Su-Fee, Lee C. Lynn and Ng Y. Sien, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore)

Chapter 7. Multidisciplinary Therapy, Respiratory and Nutritional Support for Patients with Motor Neuron Disease
(Anastasios M. Georgiou, PhD, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus)

Chapter 8. Conceptualizing a Self-Report Model of Preclinical Disability Using a Performance-Based ADL/IADL Measure
(Pamela E. Toto, PhD, Lauren Terhorst, PhD, Joan C. Rogers, PhD, and Margo B. Holm, PhD, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US)

Chapter 9. Rehabilitation Option for Balance Disordered Patients: The Potential Use of Virtual Reality System
(Nurul S. M. Sakeri, Rosdan Salim, Zuraida Zainun, Nor H. A. Wahat, PhD, and Mohd N. Zakaria, PhD, Audiology and Speech Pathology Programme, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 10. Analysis of the Influence of the Picture Layout on the Visual Tracking of Children and Young People with Cerebral Palsy
(Mauro Audi, PhD, Andreia N. Sankako, PhD, Marcelo G. Spiller, PhD, and Lígia M. P. Braccialli, PhD, Universidade de Marília, Unimar and Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências, Unesp - Univ Estadual Paulista, Marília, Brazil)

Chapter 11. The Role of Perceived Learning Environment in Scholars: A Comparison between University Students with Dyslexia and Normal Readers
(Alessandro Gennaro, PhD, Maristella Scorza, PhD, Erika Benassi, PhD, Maria Zonno, PhD, Giacomo Stella, PhD, and Sergio Salvatore, PhD, Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy, and others)

Chapter 12. Changes with Aging in Skeletal Muscle Mass, Body Fat Mass, and Bone Mineral Density in Adults with Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot Cross-Sectional Study
(Koji Nonaka, PhD, Hiroaki Iwase, Shin Murata, PhD, and Atsuko Kubo, PhD, Faculty of Health Sciences, Naragakuen University, Sango, Nara, Japan, and others)

Chapter 13. Self-Perception of Voice Problems Using Voice Handicap Index among Lawyers
(Reshma A. Philip, Deepa N. Devadiga, PhD, Bellur Rajashekar, PhD, and Harinakshi D. P. Devadiga, Department of Speech and Hearing, School of Allied Health Sciences and Department of Statistics, Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Madhavanagar, Manipal, India)

Section Three: Acknowledgements

Chapter 14. About the Editors

Chapter 15. About the Center for Children with Chronic Diseases and Down Syndrome Center Jerusalem, Israel, Department of Pediatrics, Mt Scopus Campus, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Chapter 16. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Section Four: Index


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