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Helping Schoolchildren with Chronic Health Conditions : A Practical Guide - Daniel L. Clay

Helping Schoolchildren with Chronic Health Conditions

A Practical Guide

Paperback Published: 2nd June 2004
ISBN: 9781593850432
Number Of Pages: 178

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Designed to help school psychologists and other school-based professionals create an optimal learning environment for the 10-15% of students who experience chronic, significant health problems, this volume provides up-to-date information, cost-effective strategies, and practical clinical and educational tools. The convenient, large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying and day-to-day use. Indispensable features include:

* Discussions of specific health conditions and their impact in K-12 settings
* Interventions to maximize school participation, coping, and social functioning
* Guidelines for developing IEPs and 504 plans as required by law
* Keys to building effective partnerships with parents, teachers, and medical providers
* Many reproducibles: assessment tools, student worksheets, parent handouts, and more

This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Winner--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award

"This thoughtful and up-to-date book is an excellent resource for professionals who work with children. Especially helpful are the many checklists, handouts, and intervention strategies that are provided in a format readily available for distribution to teachers and parents. The text clearly explains IEP and 504 service provision options for children with chronic health-related issues. I heartily recommend this book for school-based mental health and special education practitioners. It could be used as a supplementary text for graduate courses in school counseling, school psychology, and special education."--LeAdelle Phelps, PhD, Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

"Clay has created an important, practical, easy-to-read guide for school personnel. His book should help enable children with significant health issues/m-/including those who have recently been hospitalized/m-/to succeed emotionally and academically in school. Because the book contains diverse information in a single source, it will help teachers, school nurses, counselors, school psychologists, special education administrators, and principals. It also may serve as a text in courses that address the educational needs of children with severe or chronic illness."--David L. Wodrich, PhD, ABPP, Division of Psychology in Education, College of Education, Arizona State University

"This book is a gift to all of us who care for children with special health needs. Dr. Clay provides a complete resource for addressing school transitions and involving teachers, parents, and counselors as full partners in providing care. As a practicing pediatric psychologist, I will use the worksheets and resources in this book every week. The book is filled with practical information and applications for professionals, and should be required reading for every teacher and pediatric psychologist in training."--Sharon Berry, PhD, Children's Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Having spent 50 years in academic pediatrics working with children with chronic illness and 15 years involved with special education in the public schools, I feel confident that there isn't a teacher, school counselor, school nurse, or principal who won't find this volume to be a great benefit in their roles. The volume is not only comprehensive but is also remarkably practical, with multiple figures, tables, worksheets, and pertinent examples and case histories. The author has also included access to a wide variety of additional resources and materials for educators, parents, and children themselves. I recommend this book as a text for students in education and school and child psychology and physicians in pediatric and family practice residencies."--William B. Weil, MD, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development (Emeritus), Michigan State University

List of Tables, Figures, Worksheets, and Handoutsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Why Is This Book Important?p. 1
Carolp. 2
Ryanp. 2
Elisap. 3
Brief Overview of Book Contentp. 3
Purpose of This Bookp. 4
Format of This Bookp. 4
Concluding Commentsp. 5
Overview of Common Health Conditionsp. 7
Chapter Objectivesp. 7
High-Incidence Conditionsp. 8
Diabetesp. 8
Asthmap. 9
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritisp. 11
Cancerp. 12
Low-Incidence Conditionsp. 15
Cystic Fibrosisp. 15
Epilepsy/Seizuresp. 16
Stress-Related Conditions (Headache, Stomach Pain)p. 18
Enuresisp. 20
Gastrointestinal Disordersp. 21
Blood Disordersp. 23
Migrainep. 24
Heart Conditionsp. 26
Infectious Diseasesp. 27
Concluding Commentsp. 28
Legal Responsibilities of the Schoolp. 31
Chapter Objectivesp. 31
Historical Overviewp. 32
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973p. 33
The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975p. 33
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Actp. 35
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990p. 35
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997p. 35
Drawbacks of Federal and State Legislationp. 36
Concluding Commentsp. 38
Making Accommodations: Developing 504 Plans and Individual Education Plans (IEPs)p. 39
Chapter Objectivesp. 39
What Is a 504 Plan and an Individual Education Plan?p. 39
504 Planp. 39
Individual Education Planp. 40
Accommodationsp. 40
"When Do I Use a 504 Plan, and When Do I Need an Individual Education Plan?"p. 41
Process for Obtaining a 504 Plan or an Individual Education Planp. 42
Referralp. 42
Evaluationp. 42
Team Conferencep. 43
Implementation and Monitoringp. 44
Case Examplesp. 45
Diabetes 504 Planp. 45
Asthma 504 Planp. 46
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 504 Planp. 46
Cystic Fibrosis IEPp. 49
Concluding Commentsp. 49
Integration/Reintegration into the School Settingp. 61
Chapter Objectivesp. 61
The Need for Integrationp. 62
Obstacles to Integrationp. 62
Illness and Treatment Effectsp. 62
Children's Issuesp. 63
Adults' Issuesp. 64
Specific Issues with Integrationp. 64
Disclosurep. 65
Participationp. 68
Teasing/Bullyingp. 72
Concluding Commentsp. 73
Coping with Chronic Health Conditionsp. 81
Chapter Objectivesp. 81
Helping Students Copep. 82
What Stressors Do Children with Health Conditions Face?p. 83
A Review of Coping Conceptsp. 84
The Coping Processp. 88
Factors That Influence the Coping Processp. 89
Assessmentp. 91
Coping Interventionsp. 92
Treatment Goals for Improving Copingp. 92
Helping Educators Copep. 96
Common Myths about Self-Carep. 97
What Happens When We Neglect Our Own Needs?p. 98
How Can We Increase Our Daily Coping Capacity?p. 98
Concluding Commentsp. 98
Tying It All Togetherp. 143
Case Example: Elisap. 144
Background Informationp. 144
Reentry Planp. 144
Accommodations for Elisap. 147
Assessment of Elisa's Copingp. 157
Summaryp. 161
Additional Resourcesp. 164
Health Education and Leadership Programp. 164
STARBRIGHT Foundationp. 165
Band-Aides and Blackboardsp. 166
Summaryp. 167
Referencesp. 173
Indexp. 176
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ISBN: 9781593850432
ISBN-10: 1593850433
Series: Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 2nd June 2004
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.46