Monday, September 25, 2017
Frontline Issue 55

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Maternity hospitals have guidelines and protocols for the highest standards of neonatal care, and for the sensitive imparting of difficult diagnoses—good practice is only real when those guidelines are carefully followed. Mary de Paor

Mary’s fourth pregnancy wasn’t straightforward from the start. She experienced bleeding in the eleventh week, but the maternity hospital reassured her that the baby...

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Being present at the birth of a child with a disability is a sad time for midwife Caroline Brophy, Midwife

Through nearly a decade of assisting mothers through the joyous time of delivering their infants, there are times when that joy is tinged with...

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In most cases, diagnosis is the first important step toward determining the most effective methods of helping the child to develop as fully as possible. Michael McKeon, Nursing Lecturer, Dublin City University

The dictionary definition of ‘diagnosis’—the identification of a disease by means of a patient’s symptoms—may be one of the reasons why many parents have...

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Research articles explain the ways in which parents react to the diagnosis of their child’s disability and how professionals in the healthcare and education fields can best assist and guide parents through this time of stress and worry. Colin Griffiths, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin

The diagnosis of intellectual disability in a child is one of the most stress-inducing events in life (Baxter, Cummins and Pollack 1995). The period...

The Atlas Programme offered a new challenge to Irish Special Olympic athletes to participate as volunteers during the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Anne McCarthy, Research Officer, Stewarts’ Hospital Dublin 20 Pauline Collins, Manager, Atlas Programme, 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games Ltd., Dublin 7

All the Irish Special Olympics athletes who were not selected to compete at the World Games sporting events had a great opportunity to take...

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Despite research on and about issues related to special educational needs, if we truly wish to understand the impact of teaching procedures, or the ways in which students learn, we are more likely to achieve success by ‘researching with’ those who are experiencing the learning challenge. Richard Rose Centre for Special Needs Education and Research University College Northampton, UK

Writing in 1975, Lawrence Stenhouse, one of the most influential educational researchers of the late twentieth century, defined research as ‘any systematic, critical and...