The Role of Government and NGO in Promoting Wellness of People with Down Syndrome

Jiar, Yeo Kee and Handayani, Lina and Xi, Lu (2014) The Role of Government and NGO in Promoting Wellness of People with Down Syndrome. International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education (IJERE), 3 (3). pp. 175-486. ISSN 2252-8822

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People with Down Syndrome (PWDS) experience cognitive delays indicated
by difficulties with cognition, long-term memory and non-verbal problem
solving skills. PWDS have specific speech and language impairments which
affect all aspects of development. Some children develop difficult behaviors
which cause family stress and affect social and educational inclusion. These
deficits are worsened by a higher incidence of certain medical problems
which were extensive from birth to old age. Being intellectually challenged,
PWDS face many challenges and barriers to care for themselves, to lead rich
and varied lives as well as to get involved in all aspects of community life.
Besides helping them to assume responsibility for their own wellbeing, it is
upon dedications from all parties to assist them to live a longer life
expectancy with dignity and wellness intact. This paper aims to understand
the scope of wellness for PWDS and the hindering factors as well as
identifying contributions towards wellness of PWSD, its flaws and
suggestions for improvement. The analysis and discussion is grounded in the
context of Malaysia against the backdrop of PWDS across nations. It found
that People with Disabilities (PWD) in Malaysia are protected by different
laws and acts.

Item Type: Artikel Umum
Keyword: Government Malaysia NGO People with down syndrome (PWDS) Wellness
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisi / Prodi: Faculty of Public Health (Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat) > S1-Science in Public Health (S1-Kesehatan Masyarakat)
Depositing User: M.Kes.Ph.D Lina Handayani
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2018 22:14
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 06:32

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