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Most of the developmental instruments that measure cognitive development in children rely heavily on fine motor skills, especially for young children whose language skills are not yet well developed. This is problematic when evaluating the cognitive development of young children with motor impairment. The purpose of this study is to assess the need for a(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the perceptions and views of parents and rehabilitation and special education professionals on the family-centredness of care delivered and received. DESIGN Descriptive study with comparison of ratings in family-specific teams. SETTING Five paediatric facilities in the Netherlands. SUBJECTS Parents of children with cerebral palsy(More)
BACKGROUND Adults with a mild intellectual disability (ID) often show poor decoding and reading comprehension skills. The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of teaching text comprehension strategies to these adults. Specific research goals were to determine (1) the effects of two instruction conditions, i.e. strategy instruction to(More)
The behavioural functioning of 56 children with a specific language impairment (SLI), aged 8, 10, and 12 years, was examined by using the Child Behaviour Checklist. Parents as well as teachers filled in the questionnaire. The data shows that 48% of the children with SLI were considered to have behavioural problems either at home or in school. The problems(More)
Direct support persons (DSPs) often face problems in observing and determining alertness in individuals with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD). A literature study was carried out to gather information about the problems just described. A search of two electronic databases and the references found in relevant hits revealed 42 relevant(More)
Background This study analysed goals formulated in a functionally focused curriculum called Mobility Opportunities Via Education TM (MOVE). Method The subjects were 49 children with profound multiple disabilities (PMD) who attended a centre for special education where the MOVE curriculum was implemented. Each goal was analysed to see whether or not it was(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the psychometric properties of the Top Down Motor Milestone Test (TDMMT), an internationally used instrument in the planning and evaluation of movement-oriented interventions. SETTING Centres for special education in the Netherlands. SUBJECTS Children with profound multiple disabilities. METHODS Validity, reliability and utility(More)
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