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Useful resources produced by other organisations Definition of transition: Transition planning in the Health Service must secure optimal health care for the young person but it is equally important to ensure that their wider needs and their aspirations for their future are at the centre of the planning process.
Top Challenges described by deaf young people and their families during transition: These conditions may interact and impact on other aspects of their lives.
Young people with complex disability may have particular problems when there is no equivalent adult service able or willing to take on their long term health care and medical supervision.
Deaf young people are often used to seeing the same small audiology team who know them well and may see a doctor regularly. Deaf young people often describe problem with communication when they move clinics, both one-to-one with clinicians and when attempting make appointments.
Deaf young people are often confused by the differences between children's and adult services. For example why do they need to change hearing aids simply because the adult service uses different models, why does their hearing aid prescription change from DSL to NAL, why do they need to see a GP for ear syringing when they have always had microsuction at the clinic before, why can they no longer call or email their audiologist directly with a problem but need to go through a general hospital booking system, and understanding open repair clinics when they are used to ringing up and collecting a replacement hearing aid ready programmed when needed?
Some deaf young people are unable to make appointments themselves using a telephone only booking system and resent needing to ask another person to make appointments for them. Deaf young people are often confused by the differences between services in different areas such as when they live away from home during higher or further education.
Deaf young people are frustrated by needing to repeat their story each time they see someone new and there are particular challenges when notes aren't transferred between services.
Deaf young people describe feeling very uncomfortable in general waiting areas with elderly patients. Deaf young people vary enormously in their development and readiness to move on to adult services.
They welcome flexible transfer ages and being fully involved in the decision when to change. Deaf young people have been left with no service provider when the children's service ended at 16 and their new adult service didn't take them until they were Top What deaf young people and their families welcome: Flexible transfer ages taking into account the young persons needs and wishes.
In education the formal transition planning process starts at 14 and it may be appropriate to begin discussing audiology transition around the same time. Support in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to navigate and make best use of adult hearing aid services.
Being given the opportunity to foster independence by talking to them directly and maybe without the parent present. Being able to take more control and increasing self-management.
Not being talked to like a child and feeling that clinicians are talking to their parents instead. Top Implementing transition services: Transition should be viewed as a process and not as a single event and needs to be flexible enough for individual needs to be met.
Staff working with young people should balance the need of the young person for privacy and confidentiality, and their wish to take increasing responsibility for their own health care, with the need for their parents to have sufficient information to provide the support that young people often require.
There are several models for good transition and there is no clear evidence that one is superior. Top Commissioning guidance This leaflet is written for those responsible for commissioning audiology services for teenagers and young adults, in particular those who have grown up with congenital or acquired permanent childhood hearing impairment PCHI.
It highlights the key differences between paediatric and adult audiology care, and the main challenges deaf young people meet when transitioning between services.
It contains quality statements that should be considered during the commissioning process to ensure appropriate services are available to meet the needs of young adults.Transition For Children With Intellectual Disabilities.
Topics covered include common issues faced by young people as they grow up with intellectual disabilities, the legislative background of transition services in the UK, and models of transition services.
The appointment of 'Champions for transition from children's to adult's.
What is the transition process from school to adult life? Who is involved, and how does one get from school to adult life successfully? Transition is a federal mandate under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
mentoring and young people There has been a mushrooming of youth mentoring projects across the UK. Yet relatively little is known in the UK about the background to the idea and the principles underlying mentoring initiatives.
All children and young people will experience some changes in their daily lives this is the main part of growing up the changes that are necessary for them to grow up, Some changes can be planned by the parents.
4 Improving the transition of young people with long term conditions from children’s to adult health services Preface Transition from children’s to adult health services has become an important issue in. Bereavement – This can be a very traumatic time for a child or young person, bereavement can affect concentration, memory and learning.
New sibling – A challenging transition for young children, it may affect the child’s behavior as they may act out, wanting to gain attention. Parental.