COVID-19: IMPLICATIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Juhi GUPTA1,
Priyanka MADAAN2,
Sheffali GULATI1

1Child Neurology Division, Center of Excellence & Advanced Research
on Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Department of Pediatrics,
All India Institute of Sciences, New Delhi, India
2Pediatric Neurology Unit, Department of Pediatrics,
Advanced Pediatrics Centre, Post Graduate Institute
of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India-160012
E-mail: sheffaligulati@gmail.com
Received: 02-June-2020
Revised: 19-June-2020
Accepted: 26-June-2020
Online first: 27-June-2020

Abstract

The struggles faced by children with special needs during the COVID-19 pandemic are diverse, including higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, restricted access to health-care facilities, limited capability to practice preventive measures along with increased rehabilitation needs due to interruption of schooling and education programmes. The concerns of these children and their caregivers should be resolved with appropriate solutions in order to accomplish an inclusive healthcare response to the global pandemic.

Key words: COVID-19, Children, Special Needs

Citation: Gupta, J., Madaan, P., Gulati, Sh. COVID-19: Implications for Children with Special Needs. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 2020 Jul 05; 3(1):1-3.
https://doi.org/10.26407/2020jrtdd.1.31

 

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