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By Dr Sarah Reedman – PhD BPhty (Hons), Q Paediatrics Paediatrician

Disabled child on wheelchair is playing, learning and exercise in the outdoor city park like other people,Lifestyle of special child,Life in the education age of children,Happy disability kid concept.International Day of People with Disability

The International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPD, also known as International Day of People with Disability, IDPwD in Australia) is observed on December 3rd each year. The day was first proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations in 1992 to promote an understanding of issues that people with a disability may experience, while calling for support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

Why should we ‘build back better’?

The theme for this year’s IDPD is “Building Back Better”. One of the many issues that the COVID-19 Pandemic laid bare was the many systematic inequalities that are faced by people with disabilities. For this reason, this year’s theme calls for working toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world.

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Screaming for Screen Time - Q Paediatrics

Screens are everywhere these days and as a result, managing a child’s screen time has become even harder for parents. So what is screen time? What are the effects of screen time? And how can we manage how much time children spend watching screens? Screen time is defined as any time spent watching TV, DVDs, using computers, playing video or hand-held computer games or using tablets or smartphones.

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