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Children with developmental and intellectual disabilities may encounter difficulties with their activities of daily living that may often lead to poorer health outcomes concerning their educational performances, quality of care and needs (Lindly, Sinche, & Zuckerman, 2015). The demand for health care support is high among this population as parents and child experiences an imbalance in their routine as the care starts to become complex (Robert, Leblanc, & Boyer, 2015). These families need additional support in order to alleviate their situation. As a child goes through their stages in life, the expectations start to rise to a greater level such as being able to read and write, interact with other people, and other developmental…show more content…
The next section of the paper will compare and contrast the two articles and further synthesize the nursing implications and how nurses can apply the information into practice. In the same section, the writer will identify which community health nurses of Canada (CHNC) Standards are appropriate to use and will be supported by peer-reviewed articles. A conclusion will be offered to summarize the important information and provide ideas for future practice. Literature Review In this section, there are two main articles selected that will be further analyze by providing a concise description of the articles, which include the purpose of the article, questions of the authors address, key findings and their conclusion. Description of the First Article Several studies have been conducted which focuses the needs for a young child with ASD. The article by Brown et al. (2012) aims to discover the areas where there is an unmet need for information, services, and resources among the families of the school-aged child with ASD. The researchers use a cross-sectional survey to conduct the study among 101 Canadian families who have a school-aged child with ASD. The “Family Needs Questioner” (Siklos & Kerns, 2006, as cited in Brown et. al, 2012, p. 499) is used to complete the survey, and more questions are added by the researcher to further gather information about the family and their child with ASD (Brown et. al, 2012). The questionnaire has identified

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