What is the prevalence of this disability within the United States?
Social workers often engage with children who have a disability. There are multiple and complex needs for these children and their families. Consider one of the disabilities discussed in the videos included in this unit’s study activity, such as fetal alcohol syndrome, birth defects, or shaken baby syndrome. Reflect upon how you would assess and treat children impacted by these disabilities. For this discussion, choose one of the disabilities explored in one of the videos or through this unit’s readings about which you are most interested in learning more. For your discussion post, address the following:
Provide a definition of the disability. Provide a reference for your definition.
What is the prevalence of this disability within the United States? Conduct an Internet search to determine statistics and cite the credible database used to obtain this definition.
What are the major obstacles the children face?
What are strategies that you could apply as a social worker while working with these children. Use at least one evidence-based, specific example to support your chosen strategies.