Beyond sex and cooking: Health education for individuals with intellectual disability

Jobling, A. (2001) Beyond sex and cooking: Health education for individuals with intellectual disability. Mental Retardation, 39 4: 310-321.


Author Jobling, A.
Title Beyond sex and cooking: Health education for individuals with intellectual disability
Journal name Mental Retardation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0047-6765
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1352/0047-6765(2001)039<0310:BSACHE>2.0.CO;2
Volume 39
Issue 4
Start page 310
End page 321
Total pages 12
Editor S. J. Taylor
Place of publication Washington, DC
Publisher American Association on Mental Retardation
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
330108 Special Education
730301 Health education and promotion
Abstract Issues of health education programming for people with intellectual disability are discussed. As environments in which such individuals live become more inclusive, and they are encouraged to make their own choices, the issue of whether current health education is sufficient to enable them to make healthy life choices is considered. More attention should be focused on programs in schools and the community to fulfill this need. Three aspects of health education programming are considered: physical activity, general health knowledge, and social supports for health. Continuity of information is viewed as important in policy development as well as in interprofessional coordination and cooperation to assure that these individuals are not further handicapped by poor health.
Keyword Education, Special
Rehabilitation
Prader-willi-syndrome
Mental-retardation
Developmental-disabilities
Down-syndrome
Managed Care
New-zealand
People
Adults
Obesity
Prevalence
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Education Publications
 
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