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The role of carers

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube. This step explores the role of carers through a video from Carers Worldwide. Throughout this course, we have discussed the importance of …

The importance of family-centred care

To start the week, we will think more about the role of parents and caregivers, and think about why it is necessary to consider their healthcare needs, as well as …

Collaborating with other healthcare services

Improving access to healthcare services for children with developmental disabilities across the healthcare journey cannot be achieved by one healthcare professional alone. Only by working with other healthcare service providers …

Healthcare access: a professional’s perspective

In this step, we will hear from different professionals about effective ways in which to improve healthcare access for children with developmental disabilities and their families. Tom, Sheila, Tracey, Steve, …

Healthcare access: personal perspectives

In this video we will hear from parents of children with developmental disabilities and adults with disabilities, as they consider their experience of accessing healthcare services. We will first hear …

Case study: evolving healthcare needs

In this step, Jane Wilbur (LSHTM) discusses her research, in which she sought to understand and address the barriers to menstrual hygiene management for adolescents and young people with intellectual …

Evolving healthcare needs

As a child matures into adolescence and adulthood, their healthcare needs will change and evolve. Adolescents with developmental disabilities need access to new services, as well as information about how …

Case studies: healthcare needs

In this step, we will reflect upon our four case studies previously introduced, as we further explore specialist and general healthcare needs. Case Study 1. Justin: Justin is six years …