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Moving beyond prevalence studies: screening and interventions for children with disabilities in low-income and middle-income countries
  1. Aisha K Yousafzai1,
  2. Paul Lynch2,
  3. Melissa Gladstone3
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  2. 2Department of Inclusion, Special Needs, School of Education, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  3. 3Department of Women and Children's Health, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Aisha K Yousafzai, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi 74800, Pakistan; aisha.yousafzai{at}aku.edu

Abstract

Research understanding the lives of children with disabilities in low-income and middle-income countries has predominantly focused on prevalence studies with little progress on evidence-based service development. At the same time, global attention in child health has shifted from child survival strategies to those that bring child survival and development together. This review examines whether intervention research can be better aligned with current theoretical constructs of disability and international guidelines that advocate for the realisation of rights for children with disabilities and inclusive early childhood development.

  • Children With Disabilities
  • Inclusion
  • Interventions
  • Screening
  • Low and Middle Income Countries

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