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Urso, Annmarie; Rozalski, Michael – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
The number of students with special health care needs (SHCN; McPherson, Arango & Fox, 1998) and the frequency of life-threatening health emergencies in schools (e.g., asthma, diabetes, severe allergic reactions, cardiac arrest, seizure disorders), continues to increase. It has become increasingly important for teachers to be trained in…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Emergency Programs, Student Needs, First Aid
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Filce, Hollie Gabler; LaVergne, Leslie – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2012
In order to foster effective transitions to adulthood, it is necessary for youths with chronic healthcare conditions to have access to training and support. When the condition is one that is rare and potentially stigmatizing such as incontinence, these opportunities can be difficult to find locally. Camps and special weekends have been used to…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Chronic Illness, Quality of Life, Residential Programs
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Heller, Kathryn Wolff; Avant, Mary Jane Thompson – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
Teachers need to maintain a safe, healthy environment for all their students in order to promote learning. However, there are additional considerations when students require health care procedures, such as tube feeding or clean intermittent catheterization. Teachers must effectively monitor their students and understand their roles and…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Individualized Programs, Position Papers, Legal Responsibility
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Angell, Maureen E.; Bailey, Rita L.; Nicholson, Joanna K.; Stoner, Julia B. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2009
This article provides a practitioner-friendly synthesis of existing literature on family involvement in the management of dysphagia for school-age. Research reviewed includes family perspectives on programs, therapists, and characteristics that comprise effective family involvement in school-based dysphagia management programs. Also included are…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Disabilities, School Personnel, Individualized Education Programs
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Cook, Lysandra – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2009
Although widely misunderstood, Lyme disease is the most prevalent vector borne disease in the United States. Children are the most at-risk group for Lyme disease, which can impact every system in the body. It can produce the musculo-skeletal, neurologic, psychiatric, opthalmologic, and cardiac symptoms. The symptoms of Lyme disease can have a…
Descriptors: Diseases, Child Health, Teacher Role, Knowledge Level
Obringer, S. John; Coffey, Kenneth – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2006
Diabetes is a condition where high amounts of glucose are found in the bloodstream due to impaired secretion of insulin. The hormone insulin was discovered by two physicians, Fredrick Banting and James Mcleod in 1921. Individuals with severe diabetes typically controlled their glucose level with multiple daily injections of insulin. Recently the…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Literature Reviews, Equipment, Medical Services
Coffey, Kenneth; Obringer, S. John – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2006
An article published in the Fall 2004 issue of this journal discussed a recently approved drug, Strattera, which is used for children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The advantages and disadvantages of this medication were discussed in detail. However, there are new concerns about the use of Strattera after it has…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Drug Therapy, Problems
Bryan, Tanis; Burstein, Karen; Chao, Pen-Chiang; Ergul, Cevriye – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2006
The study investigated whether young children's health status is significantly related to their performance on measures of intelligence, language, and behavior, as well as parents' concerns, stress, and perceptions of their children's development. One hundred twelve 3 to 5 year-old children, recruited from a large pediatric practice and three…
Descriptors: Child Health, Status, Young Children, Intelligence Quotient
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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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Yousef, Jamal M. S. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1995
This article provides an overview of the educational implications of diabetes in children through discussion of the nature of diabetes, factors associated with educational performance, and the teacher's role in meeting the child's needs. It argues that teachers should treat these students as normal learners, without ignoring their unique needs or…
Descriptors: Child Health, Diabetes, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Needs
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Chomicki, Sandra; Wilgosh, Lorraine – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1995
The literature on health care for individuals with mental retardation is reviewed. Major topics include: specific needs of individuals with intellectual impairments, the role of parents in health care, the need for collaborative relationships between health care professionals and families of children with disabilities, and the need for specific…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Child Health, Developmental Disabilities, Health Needs