Impact of COVID 19 on differently-abled children and their parents: A research review


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Author Details : Manju George Pynadath*

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 118-120

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijpns.2021.025



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Introduction: Current Covid -19 pandemic has disrupted life in every corner of the world and will likely affect those children with preexisting disabilities. About 40% of differently-abled students are planning to drop out of schools because of difficulties they are facing in online education. The social distancing measures implemented by many countries have caused social isolation among children and had resulted in increased anxiety; stress and relapse of preexisting issues.
Objectives: This study aimed a) To Review the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on differently-abled children and their parents b) Discuss alternative measures for delivering health services for differently-abled children
Materials and Methods: A literature review through online sources of the database. Studies published from January 2020 up to October 2021 where included
Results: The review revealed that lack of socialization due to social distancing creates anxiety, stress, and depression among children and their parents. As schools have been suspended children with disabilities were not able to practice their learned skills which they attained through special education. Tele-medicine and Tele-rehabilitation activities may help to lower the prevalence of mental health issues among children and their parents
Conclusion: Everyday life of individuals across the globe has been severely affected due to the covid 19 pandemic. Amidst this, it becomes important to keep children with physical and mental disabilities not only physically safe but also looks after their psychological and emotional well-being.


Keywords: COVID-19, Telerehabilitation


How to cite : Pynadath M G, Impact of COVID 19 on differently-abled children and their parents: A research review. J Paediatr Nurs Sci 2021;4(4):118-120


Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and J Paediatr Nurs Sci. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)





Article History

Received : 08-11-2021

Accepted : 23-11-2021

Available online : 11-01-2022


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