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What Does a Chronic Pain Assessment Include?

What Does a Chronic Pain Assessment Include? One in 5 Australians 45 years and older have chronic pain, with headaches, fibromyalgia, shingles, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis just a few examples of long-term health conditions. Persistent pain comes with its fair share of challenges, which is why chronic pain assessment is so important to understanding patient …

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What are the 3 Different Assessment Tools for Pain?

What are the 3 Different Assessment Tools for Pain? With around 4.4 million Australians affected by a disability, and thousands more going through painful health conditions every day, Allied Health services are very important for special needs children and adults. Part of our disability support services is pain assessment and management, which gives healthcare providers …

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What Are the Different Types of Tube Feeding Formulas?

What Are the Different Types of Tube Feeding Formulas? Australian allied health services often include tube feeding, which is important to Australians with disabilities and long-term medical conditions. Also known as enteral feeding, this process helps to maintain the right level of nutrients when people can’t chew and swallow food on their own. The ideal …

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An Overview of Feeding Tubes for Children With Cerebral Palsy

An Overview of Feeding Tubes for Children With Cerebral Palsy Allied health disability services make a big difference to Australians affected by disabilities, including the 34,000 people with cerebral palsy. This is the most common childhood motor disability, as a child is born with cerebral palsy in Australia every 20 hours. Caused by abnormal brain development, typically a …

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Checklist for Supporting People with Special Needs

Checklist for Supporting People with Special Needs Approximately 4.4 million Australians have a disability. That’s around 1 in 6 people. The prevalence of disabilities in Australia means help for people with disabilities is in high demand. If someone you love has special needs and you’re looking into professional assistance, keep this disability support checklist in …

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Adults with Learning Disabilities: Educational and Social Experiences During College

Adults with Learning Disabilities: Educational and Social Experiences During College Did you know that 1 in 10 Australians has a learning disability? 80% of those affected by a learning disability are diagnosed with dyslexia, which affects reading and writing abilities. Dysgraphia (spelling/handwriting), dyscalculia (math), and dysphasia (speech) are other common learning disabilities. Considering the prevalence …

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Supporting Families of Young Children with Disabilities

Supporting Families of Young Children with Disabilities Support for families of young children living with disabilities has improved over the years, along with healthcare and the overall recognition and awareness of disability. For example, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare confirms that intellectual and sensory or speech disabilities are the most common, with 9.4% …

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