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The erythrocyte and plasma fatty acid compositions of children with autism were compared in a case-control study with typically developing (TD) children and with children showing developmental delay (DD). Forty-five autism subjects were age-matched with TD controls and thirty-eight with DD controls. Fatty acid data were compared using paired t tests. In(More)
Parents with Down's syndrome children who were at the one-two word stage of expressive language development were given a language objective to work towards with their child, but no instructions on how to attain this goal. The parents spontaneously altered their language strategies in their attempts. Some parents were more successful and differed in their(More)
Many Community Learning Disability Nurses (CLDNs) in Scotland who work with children will have had some child health input during their registered nurse education programme, but often not specific to the needs of children who might be referred to them now as result of population changes, community care policy and improved methods of diagnosis (PHIS, 2004).(More)
The results of a survey of 214 severely mentally retarded young people (Cheseldine & Jeffree, 1981) showed that their main leisure activities were passive and solitary. Outside the school environment friendships were limited, in part a reflection of the effect of limited social and leisure skills. A pilot study was carried out to test the hypothesis that(More)
An investigation into national provision for leisure-time activities for severely mentally handicapped adolescents and a survey of 214 families yielded the information that although national provision appeared to be reasonably comprehensive, this was not reflected in the restricted use of leisure locally. The young people involved in the survey mainly(More)
Many mentally handicapped teenagers may be faced with prolonged periods of leisure but few have been educated for a life of leisure. Reference is made to survey data on ESN(S) school leavers to illustrate some of the obstacles standing in the way of their constructive use of leisure time. A small scale intervention study is described involving a group of(More)
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