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Health Problems in the Classroom PreK-6
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Health Problems in the Classroom PreK-6
An A-Z Reference Guide for Educators



May 2003 | 392 pages | Corwin
Health Problems in the Classroom PreK-6 is the essential resource for today's inclusive classroom, providing concise and practical facts about common health problems, chronic illnesses, and disabilities encountered every day by teachers, teacher aides, and school administrators.

This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide includes detailed information on:

· Signs and symptoms, primary groups affected, attendance guidelines, and medications

· Communications with parents and caregivers

· Family and community issues

· Peer stigmatizing, labeling, and gender and sexual identity

· Important policies for classroom health procedures such as hand washing, immunizations, and more

· Specific procedures for coping with cuts and abrasions, allergic reactions, casts, tube feedings, and all "911" medical emergencies .

Asthma, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Down Syndrome, Fever, Influenza, Mononucleosis, Poisoning, Spider Bites, Strep Throat, Toothache, Vision Problems, and more than 120 other health problems are covered in this comprehensive guide.

 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Part I: Health Issues in the Classroom
 
1. Illness, Injury, and Disability in the Inclusive Classroom
 
2. Family and Community Problems
 
3. Stigma and Student Self-Esteem
 
Part II: Health Problems A-Z (130 disorders)
 
Part III: Health Policies and Procedures
 
A. Handwashing
 
B. Bleeding from Minor Cuts or Abrasions
 
C. Casts
 
D. Tracheotomy
 
E. Tube Feedings
 
F. Medical Emergencies
 
G. Pets in the Classroom
 
H. Immunizations
 
I. EpiPen
 
References
 
Index

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