EEX2000 February 23
EEX2000 February 23 EEX2000
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Tori Ruby on Saturday March 12, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to EEX2000 at University of Florida taught by Penny R Cox in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 18 views. For similar materials see Impact of disabilities: home, community and workplace in Special Education at University of Florida.
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Date Created: 03/12/16
February 23, 2016 Medical issues and ID o Some conditions related to ID also result in medical problems o People with ID are at greater risk for developing health problems o People with down syndrome often develop medical problems as their lives progress Medical problems and Down Syndrome o Some common health problems associated with DS include Hypotonia Vision problems Hearing loss Heart defects Gastrointestinal defects Thyroid problems o People with DS are less likely to have Hypertension Arthritis o People with DS are more likely to have Poor dental care and condition Poor oral hygiene o People with DS have higher incidences of epilepsy Accessing specialized health care o Parents of children with disabilities often experience difficulty finding appropriate health care providers o Particularly problems are noted by families of children with DS, autism, and health impairments o Difficulty with accessing is consistent across disability areas Families with more than one child needing specialized care report more access problems Medical issues related to aging and ID o Life expectancy for people with ID has increased o Adults with ID have similar mortality rates as their age peers to age 30-34 o Estimates of the number of people with developmental disabilities 60 years and older in the US are over 525K o Adults with ID have more medical problems than their age peers o Adults with ID are at greater risk for developing psychiatric and mental disorders o Diagnosis can be problematic Health decisions o Who makes health and care related decisions for people whose disabilities impede their ability to make decisions for themselves? o What determines the level of impairment that prevents a person from making their own decisions? o What factors should be considered when making decisions for others? Sexuality and ID o Sexuality encompasses many dimensions o Appropriate behaviors must be taught o Attention to sexuality for people with ID is needed o The need for protection due to risk of exploitation sometimes leads to Suppression of development Denial of rights o Decisions should be guided by the principle of equal consideration Arguments leading to denial of rights o Restrictions are imposed for the protection of the individual with ID o Ability to have “meaningful relationships” is impaired o Ability to be a parent is questioned o Risk that a child will be born with a disability o Child’s right to have “satisfactorily functioning” parents Decisions about sterilization o Consider the interests of potential parents with ID o Consider the interests of others involved o Consider legal implications