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habilitation

 [hah-bil″ĭ-ta´shun]
the assisting of a child with achieving developmental skills when impairments have caused delaying or blocking of initial acquisition of the skills. Habilitation can include cognitive, social, fine motor, gross motor, or other skills that contribute to mobility, communication, and performance of activities of daily living and enhance quality of life.

ha·bil·i·ta·tion

(hă-bili-tāshŭn)
Educating people with functional limitations so that they can live in society more easily.

habilitation

Training of the disabled in needed skills.
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Baseline CAP and SIR scores recorded immediately after implantation were compared with scores recorded after one year of habilitation. After completing one year of habilitation, CAP, SIR, MAIS, and MUSS scores were recorded and compared with those of age-matched children with profound sensorineural hearing loss who underwent CI (control group).
To attain successful long-term full mouth habilitation, the implement of a comprehensive oral care program is advised at different age phases, including preschool, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
Parents or caregivers were given questionnaires on the hearing and speech development of children with hearing loss at time of habilitation (baseline, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 months) for three groups.{Table 1}
The grant, from The Nashoba Valley Healthcare Fund, part of the Community Foundation of North Central Mass., will expand the habilitation program which is designed to provide in-home dementia intervention.
The 10 location categories recorded were Community Recreational Facility, Day Habilitation Program, Friend's House, Group Home, Medical Facility, Relative's Home, Restaurant, Social Service Agency, Store, and Vehicle (e.g., time spent in a vehicle going from place to place).
NCDPS looks forward to determining the positive impact that this form of habilitation has on the patients and the hope that the patients have gained as they face their future.
GentleBrook's corporate offices, one of their residential-intermediate care facilities (ICF), and one of their day habilitation sites are located in Hartville Ohio.
To that end, the last four chapters of Vocology are devoted to a systematic set of exercises and practice regimes to aid in habilitation. Under the heading "Union of Breathing, Valving and Voicing," the authors explain the symbiotic relationship that exists between air pressure, air flow, and muscle activations, and offer vocalises that increase coordination of these aspects, some of which are specifically designed to improve facility in musical aspects such as staccato and messa di voce.
The total number of beneficiaries so far of the habilitation and employment of university graduates project reached 3621 which represent 70% of the total of the 4500 unemployed graduates which the ministry designed through the project to integrate them in the various disciplines of the private sector.
I was first introduced to the article entitled "Observations on the Habilitation of Children with Cortical Visual Impairment" as a subscriber to the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB).
Summary: GPC for labor, training and employment held its second meeting for execution of basic peoples congress decisions and discussed the program for habilitation, training and development of employment policies
People who have developmental disabilities often receive habilitation services within community-based and residential programs.