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Degenerative Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

The Need for Focused Mental Health Treatment for Children with Development Disabilities

  • Open or Close Ida A Chauvin1* Janelle R McDaniel2 and Krista Nelson3

    1Indian Council of Medical Research, Vinayaka Mission University, India

    2Department of Psychology, University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA

    3Southern Arkansas University, USA

    *Corresponding author: Ida A Chauvin, Associate Professor, Counseling and Guidance Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Louisiana Tech University, USA

Submission: 16 April, 2018;Published: May 17, 2018

Volume1 Issue3
May 2018


According to the federal centers for Disease Control and Prevention, developmental disabilities affect 1. In 7 children in the United States, with another fifteen percent of American children suffering from conditions such as autism and ADHD (2011). These developmental disabilities often cooccur with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. There is a serious need for focused mental health treatment for the developmentally disabled population and as well as training for clinicians who work with this population. A brief look into providing services for this population is provided.

Keywords: Children; Developmental disabilities; Staff training; Equilibrium

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