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Whiting-MacKinnon, Cheryl; Roberts, Jillian – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
In Canada, approximately three out of every 1,000 children have epilepsy, making it one of the most commonly diagnosed neurological conditions affecting children. It is therefore highly probable that educators will work with this population at some point in their careers. Epilepsy is linked to academic underachievement and social isolation, but…
Descriptors: Underachievement, School Personnel, Student Attitudes, Social Isolation
Roberts, Jillian; MacMath, Sheryl; English, Margot; Martin, Joan; Hayashi, Al; Sigalet, David L. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2006
This article takes a comprehensive look at the effects of pectus excavatum, a congenital deformity with psychosocial and physical ramifications, and the Nuss procedure on the quality of life of adolescents. The Nuss procedure is a minimally invasive corrective surgery. Twenty-five participants from Calgary, Alberta were interviewed (10 adolescents…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Surgery, Adolescents, Congenital Impairments
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Roberts, Jillian; Massie, Kendra; Mortimer, Tamara; Maxwell, Lani – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2005
Congenital heart disease is one of the most common pediatric chronic illnesses that can have an impact on the lives of affected children and their families. Despite the growing number of school-age children who live with congenital heart disease, few researchers have investigated the lives and well-being of these children and their families. The…
Descriptors: Altruism, Heart Disorders, Chronic Illness, Quality of Life
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Roberts, Jillian; Mortimer, Tamara; Mish, Sandra; Kerns, Kimberly; Jagdis, Frank; MacMath, Sheryl – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2005
Toxoplasmosis infections are usually asymptomatic in health hosts, but can cause serious, sometimes life threatening, sequelae in infants when the mother acquires an acute infection during pregnancy and the parasite is transmitted via the placenta to the developing fetus. This article is part of a comprehensive research project investigating the…
Descriptors: Congenital Impairments, Children, Parents, Experience