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Book

Assessment of physically disabled people at home

Author:
MACZKA Kathleen
Publisher:
Chapman and Hall
Publication year:
1990
Pagination:
135p., bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

A practical book aimed at occupational therapists, covering the basic principles of home assessment. Describes how to plan a visit, conduct interviews and personal assessments, assess the physical environment and needs for....)

Journal article

Time to tip the scale

Author:
WEST M.
Journal article citation:
Social Services Insight, 31.1.89, 1989, pp.16-18.
Publisher:
Reed Business Publishing

Looks at definitions of disability and their subjectivity.

Book

Defining physical disability

Authors:
EVERS Helen, BADGER Frances, CAMERON Elaine
Publisher:
University of Birmingham. Health Services Research Centre
Publication year:
1989
Pagination:
28p., tables, bibliog.
Place of publication:
Birmingham

Discusses definitions of physical disability, the social construction of disability, and one approach to defining disability.

Book

The care of disabled people: residence or residential care - the need for assessment and classification, a two-day symposium... October 1985

Author:
DEVELOPMENT TRUST FOR THE YOUNG DISABLED
Publisher:
Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables; Development Trust for the Young Disabled
Publication year:
1985
Pagination:
196p.,tables,diags.
Place of publication:
London
Journal article

Performance on the Movement Assessment Battery for Children by Australian 3- to 5-year-old children

Authors:
LIVESEY D., COLEMAN R., PIEK J.
Journal article citation:
Child: Care, Health and Development, 33(6), November 2007, pp.713-719.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

The Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement ABC) was developed as a means of identifying those at risk of motor impairment. This test has been widely adopted as a means of assessing Australian children, but no attempt has been made to test the validity of its normative data for Australian samples. This study examines the 4- and 5-year-old Australian data in comparison with the Movement ABC age norms. Additionally, a 3-year-old sample was tested to determine if the test is suitable for discriminating motor performance in this age group. Representative samples of 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children from two Australian cities (Sydney and Perth) were tested on the Movement ABC band-one tests and the results compared with 4- and 5-year norms. There was significant age-related change in performance across the Australian samples with significant gender effects on some tasks. The Australian 4-year-old children performed better than the American sample on most tests, but this difference had disappeared by 5 years. The results indicate that the Movement ABC is a useful tool in discriminating among pre-school Australian children as young as 3 years of age. The differences between Australian and American children indicate that further studies comparing other age groups are warranted, but the differences did not appear to be sufficiently large to have clinical significance.

Journal article

Welfare Rights: Long live the son of BIP

Author:
VAUX Gary
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 3.6.99, 1999, p.29.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The recently live the axed Benefits Integrity Project was seen by many as unjustifiably intrusive and inefficient. The author asks if its successor will be any better.

Journal article

Ready, willing and able to work

Author:
THOMPSON Audrey
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 8.1.98, 1998, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on how disabled people want any review of their benefits to include the abolition of the 'all work test'.

Journal article

A pathway, not a barrier

Authors:
DAVIS Ann, RUMMERY Kirstein, ELLIS Kathryn
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 11.12.97, 1997, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Asks whether the right to an assessment really makes a difference to disabled people and their carers. Discusses the research on the effectiveness of assessments of need under the NHS and Community Care Act 1990.

Journal article

Assessment for the prescription of wheelchairs: what training is available to therapists

Author:
SILCOX Lesley
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58(3), March 1995, pp.115-118.
Publisher:
College of Occupational Therapists

Presents the findings of a study which looked at the amount of time spent on and some of the content of the training currently available to therapists, both in colleges and from the wheelchair service. Concludes that the situation has improved slightly since the McColl Report in 1986, which recommended changes in the wheelchair service.

Journal article

Put to the test

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 23.3.95, 1995, p.18.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Disability organisations are worried that the point-scoring system for new incapacity benefit will mean thousands of claimants will not qualify for the benefit. The reason for this concern is because the test used in assessing incapacity only addresses people's inability to perform daily living activities, thus measuring disability rather than incapacity for work. Reports on proposed changes.

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