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This study addresses the social participation of young students (Grades One to Three) with special needs in regular Dutch primary schools. More specifically, the focus lies on four key themes related to social participation: friendships/relationships, contacts/ interactions, students’ social self-perception, and acceptance by classmates. The outcomes of the(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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether the needs and principal problems of children with cerebral palsy (CP) as formulated in their interdisciplinary rehabilitation reports are integrated into the goal descriptions and whether this depends on the nature of the needs and problems. DESIGN Descriptive multiple-case study. SETTING Five Dutch paediatric(More)
AIM Worldwide, family-centred and co-ordinated care are seen as the two most desirable and effective methods of paediatric care delivery. This study outlines current views on how team collaboration comprising professionals in paediatric rehabilitation and special education and the parents of children with disabilities should be organized, and analyses the(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)
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)
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 determine the effect of functional movement activities within the MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Education) curriculum on the independence of children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. SUBJECTS Forty-four children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. SETTING Centres for special education. DESIGN A(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the content of needs, problems and goals of 41 Dutch children with cerebral palsy using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY) as a classification system. To evaluate the adherence of formulations of needs, problems and goals to specifications of the Rehabilitation(More)