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Home modifications for children with disabilities; considerations for design and assessment

Independent Living

Author: Jung, Y. M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2011


Growth is an important consideration in home modification for children, which makes it difficult for housing adaptions to address children's needs that continually change. As children grow, different supports and access needs are required. Further, children with disabilities seldom follow typical growth patterns and their needs as they grow may be more variable. Development of anthropometry about the growth patterns for children with specific disabilities and the incorporation of the concept of adaptable housing into the home design are suggested as strategic solutions.

Further Details

Short Title: Indep Living
Publish Dates: 2009 Winter
Author Address: Home Modification Information Clearinghouse, City Futures, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW
Full Title: Independent Living
Pages: 24-7
Volume: 27
Issue: 2
ISBN/ISSN: 0815-2276
Accession Number: September, 2011
Notes: HMInfo
Legal Note: Indep Living, 2011 Winter; 27 (2): 24-7
Language: English
Keywords: child, disabled, building design, modifications
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