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The Underreporting of Vision Problems in Statutory Documents of Children with Williams Syndrome and Down Syndrome

Auteurs: Hannah Harvey, Maria Ashworth, Olympia Palikara, Jo Van Herwegen

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 12/2020

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Abstract

Vision problems can lead to negative developmental outcomes. Children with Williams syndrome and Down syndrome are at higher risk of vision problems, and these are less likely to be detected due to diagnostic overshadowing and difficulty accessing eye-care. Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans are statutory documents, introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014 in England, with the intention of integrating provision across these domains. Vision issues should be reported in these plans, and recommendations made about appropriate adjustments for them. We analysed the EHC plans from 53 children with Down or Williams syndrome. Our results showed significant underreporting, especially for children with Williams syndrome, and little explanation of what adjustments should be made. We also report pockets of good practice.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Underreporting of Vision Problems in Statutory Documents of Children with Williams Syndrome and Down Syndrome
Auteurs
Hannah Harvey
Maria Ashworth
Olympia Palikara
Jo Van Herwegen
Publicatiedatum
28-04-2020
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 12/2020
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04520-5

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