Archive - A-T Clinical Handbook

Chapter 6: General Care During Infections

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This chapter provides basic information about some of the illnesses that your child may experience.

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Chapter 7: Feeding and Swallowing

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Feeding and swallowing problems become more common among people with A-T during the teenage years.

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Chapter 8: Cancer and the Risk of X-Ray Exposure

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This chapter addresses the cancer risk faced by people with A-T and provides guidelines for x-ray exposure.

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Chapter 9: The Eye and Vision

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A number of eye and eye movement disorders are seen in people with ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T).

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Chapter 10: General Principles of Rehabilitation

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Rehabilitation has a great deal to offer persons with A-T and their families.

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Chapter 11: Mobility and Gross Motor Abilities – Physical Therapy

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Physical therapists help with gross motor difficulties, including problems with walking, mobility and posture.

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Chapter 12: Activities of Daily Living and Fine Motor Abilities – OT Recommendations

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The role of occupational therapy is ongoing as new interests & needs arise and A-T brings new burdens of neurologic impairment.

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Chapter 13: School Learning and Social/Emotional Adjustment

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Children with A-T, just as all children, have variability in their cognitive abilities.

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Chapter 14: Speech and Language

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Speech and language abilities vary from one person with A-T to another, and vary over time in individual patients.

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Chapter 15: Assistive Technology for Written Communication

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A-T symptoms can create difficulty for completing reading and writing tasks.

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