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Integrated Healthcare for Children with Developmental Disabilities

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine via FutureLearn

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Overview

Remove healthcare barriers for children with developmental difficulties

Despite their complex needs, children with developmental disabilities often face barriers to healthcare access. Access to high-quality integrated healthcare is key to allowing young disabled people to realise their full potential and engage with their community.

On this access to healthcare course, you’ll develop your understanding of children with developmental disabilities and the effect of disability on child development.

You’ll also learn how to help improve integrated healthcare provision for this vulnerable group, by working in partnership with families and other essential services, such as education or social care providers, to remove healthcare barriers.

The course is designed for healthcare professionals who may provide care for children with developmental disabilities, or other groups interested in the healthcare needs of these children. The course will be of particular benefit to:

• Clinicians (e.g. nurses, doctors, allied professionals), community health workers, healthcare managers and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) staff who provide treatment and care for children with developmental disabilities

• Other clinicians, professionals, researchers and students with an interest in healthcare services for children with developmental disabilities

• Teachers and other educators who want to learn about the health of children with developmental disabilities and their right to education, inclusion and social protection

• Trainers in academic institutions who are aiming to develop a practical course for healthcare providers in their setting

• Parents and relatives of a child with a developmental disability, who may be looking to learn more about a child’s healthcare needs

• Adults with a developmental disability, who may want to understand more about their own health and healthcare services

The course focuses on issues relevant to both high income and low- and middle-income countries and information can be adapted to your personal setting. Course materials will draw on examples from a variety of contexts, including Brazil, UK, India, and Zambia, and welcomes learners from across the globe.

Taught by

Hannah Kuper

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