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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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BERRIDI, Ricardo. Children and disabilities: what we call them, think and feel about them. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2016, vol.114, n.5, pp.464-467. ISSN 0325-0075.

Disability is a problem that affects more and more children and adolescents. But in the course of our graduate and postgraduate education, we have received practically no training in this regard. A pediatrician is the primary care physician of every child and adolescent, and the above-mentioned lack of training becomes a hurdle in the care provided to children with disabilities. Our idea of diversity is clearly determined by our culture and the social and family environment where we grew up, and is highly influenced by our human and extracurricular development rather than by our medical training. Every course involved in professional training should include a subject on disability. As pediatricians, we should reflect on how we see children with disabilities.

Keywords : Children with disabilities; Community integration; Professional training.

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