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Pediatric Disorders
Current Topics and Interventions for Educators

Edited by:
  • Paul C. McCabe - Certified School Psychologist, New York, Brooklyn College and the Graduate School, City University of New York
  • Steven R. Shaw - McGill University, Canada


May 2010 | 184 pages | Corwin
Educators often face the pressure to address children's medical needs within the school setting, but sometimes find themselves having to make difficult decisions without adequate training, support, or information about important pediatric issues. When faced with a medical question, many may turn to the Internet where information is sometimes reliable, sometimes not.

This concise and well-researched investigation into pediatric health issues provides credibility and verifiability of data and establishes a foundation of confidence for any educator who must make policy, differentiate instruction, provide educational accommodations, offer special education services, collaborate with families, and work with the community to serve to children's medical, physical, and psychological needs.

Written for school psychologists, counsellors, administrators, and teachers, this highly practical and easy-to-understand reference explores childhood immunizations and describes common childhood ailments, such as otitis media, Tourette syndrome, bacterial meningitis, and Lyme disease.

This book discusses behavioural issues that may manifest themselves in classrooms as well as treatment options and intervention strategies. Each chapter includes a case study, parent handouts, and a literature review based on the latest and most reliable scientific research.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
I. Introduction: Schools as Partners in Health Care Delivery
Paul C. McCabe, Steven R. Shaw
1. Trends in Health Care Delivery: The Increased Burden on Schools as Health Care Providers
Introduction

 
Pediatrics in the Schools

 
Role of Federal Legislation

 
Keeping Pace with the Trends in Health Care

 
Meeting the Additional Burden

 
References

 
Sarah Glaser, Tia Ouimet, Steven R. Shaw
2. Collaboration Between Educators and Medical Professionals: Models, Barriers and Implications
Introduction

 
Background

 
Why Collaboration between Educators and Medical Professionals is Necessary

 
Models of Collaboration

 
Independent functions model

 
Multidisciplinary team model

 
Interdisciplinary team model

 
Transdisciplinary team model

 
Obstacles and Barriers to Effective Collaboration

 
Dual systems

 
Interprofessional tensions

 
Financial and administrative issues

 
Legal issues

 
Credentialing

 
Ethical issues

 
Implications for Educators

 
Strategies for Effective Collaboration between Educators and Medical Professionals

 
Respecting professional boundaries

 
Encouraging active participation

 
Promoting frequent and clear communication

 
Fostering community relationships

 
Developing prevention and health promotion programs for students

 
Conclusions and Future Directions

 
Educational Strategies

 
Discussion Questions

 
Research Summary

 
Handout-Strategies for Effective Communication Between Educators and Medical Professionals

 
 
II. Current Issues in Pediatric Disorders and Treatments
Amy M. Racanello, Paul C. McCabe
3. Role of Otitis media in Hearing Loss and Language Deficits
Introduction

 
Background

 
Disease Overview

 
Medical Treatment

 
Risk Factors for Developing Otitis Media

 
Age

 
Chronicity

 
Heritability

 
Chromosomal Disorders

 
Biofilms

 
Allergies

 
Otitis Media and Speech and Language Development

 
Implications for Educators

 
Student specific strategies

 
General classroom strategies

 
Educational Strategies

 
Discussion Questions

 
Research Summary

 
Handout-Otitis Media

 
Michelle Klein Brenner, Paul C. McCabe
4. Childhood Immunizations: The Power of Misinformation
Introduction

 
Background

 
Development of Vaccinations

 
Opposition to Immunize

 
Fear of side effects

 
Fear of developing another disorder

 
Hemophilus influenza B (Hib) and diabetes

 
Pertussis and asthma

 
Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and autism

 
Implications for Educators

 
Educational Strategies

 
Discussion Questions

 
Research Summary

 
Handout-Childhood Immunizations: Know the Facts

 
Tiffany Folmer Lawrence, Paul C. McCabe
5. Shaken Baby Syndrome: Immediate and Long Term Consequences and Implications for Educators
Introduction

 
Background

 
Prevalence and Risk Factors for Shaken Baby Syndrome

 
Clinical Presentation of SBS

 
Differential Diagnosis

 
Prevention and Intervention

 
Implications for Educators

 
Conclusion

 
Educational Strategies

 
Discussion Questions

 
Research Summary

 
Handout-Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome

 
Joseph A. Buckhalt, Mona El-Sheikh
6. Assessment and Intervention for Sleep Problems
Introduction

 
Background

 
Diagnostic Considerations for Sleep Disorders

 
Sleep and health Correlates

 
Adolescent Sleep Patterns

 
Assessing Sleep Problems

 
Implications for Educators

 
Educational Strategies

 
Discussion Questions

 
Research Summary

 
Handout-Sleep Disorders

 
Paul C. McCabe
7. Cognitive Effects of Childhood Leukemia Treatments
Introduction

 
Background

 
Definition of Leukemia

 
Etiology and Treatment

 
Learning Outcomes

 
Attention and Memory

 
Cognitive Abilities

 
Gender Effects

 
Limitations

 
Implications for Educators

 
Educational Strategies

 
Discussion Questions

 
Research Summary

 
Handout-Cognitive Effects of Leukemia Treatments

 
Sarah A. B. Wilson, W. mark Posey, Emily E. Powell
8. An Overview of Pediatric Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Introduction

 
Background

 
Scope of the Problem

 
Motor Development and Visual-Motor Effects of HIV

 
Cognitive Effects

 
Language Development

 
Executive Functioning

 
Psychological Adjustment

 
Disclose

 
Implications for Educators

 
Educational Strategies

 
Discussion Questions

 
Research Summary

 
Handout-Pediatric HIV

 
Paul C. McCabe, Fallon Lattari
9. Bacterial Meningitis
Introduction

 
Background

 
Pathogenesis

 
Clinical Symptoms

 
Neurological Effects

 
Diagnosis

 
Epidemiology, Immunization, and Treatment

 
Research Limitations

 
Prevention

 
Implications for Educators

 
Educational Strategies

 
Discussion Questions

 
Research Summary

 
Handout-Information about Bacterial Meningitis

 
Ronald A. Hamlen, Deborah S. Kliman
10. Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Infections: Etiology, Physical and Neuropsychological Sequelae in Children
Introduction

 
Background

 
Infection Incidence and Risk

 
Diagnosis

 
Neurological and Cognitive Deficits

 
Developmental Delay, Attention and Austistic Spectrum Disorders

 
Depressive, Panic and Aggressive Disorders

 
Long-term Outcome

 
Implications for Educators

 
Educational Strategies

 
Discussion Questions

 
Research Summary

 
Handout-pediatric Lyme Disease and Associated Tick-Bourne Infections

 
 
III. Prevention and Wellness Intervention
Jessica Blom-Hoffman, Laura Anderson
11. Childhood Obesity Prevention: A Review for Educators
Introduction

 
Background

 
Child & Family Context

 
Biological Factors

 
Behavioral Factors

 
Socioeconomic and Cultural Factors at the Family Level

 
The Community

 
The School

 
Intra-School Processes

 
School Environment

 
Family, Community, & School: Healthy Weight Facilitated

 
Educational Strategies

 
Discussion Questions

 
Research Summary

 
Handout-Strategies to Help Children Achieve a Healthy Weight

 
Rebecca Lakin Gullan, Julie Paquette MacEvoy,
12. Low Level Aggression in the School: Issues and Interventions
Introduction

 
Background

 
What is a Normal Level of Aggression?

 
Conflict versus Aggression

 
Cultural Differences

 
Classroom Differences

 
Defining Non-Physical Aggression

 
Bullies, Victims, and Aggressive-Victims

 
Bully-Victims

 
Aggression and Social Status: The Role of Perceived Popularity

 
Implications for Educators

 
Evaluation at the Child Level

 
Evaluating Context

 
Matching Intervantion to Child Contextual Characteristics

 
Prevention

 
Intervening with Victims

 
Intervening with Aggressors

 
Intervening with Bully-Victims

 
Changing Social Norms

 
Educational Strategies

 
Discussion Questions

 
Research Summary

 
Handout-Helping Children with Aggression

 
Marybeth Bailer-Heath, Sarah Valley-Gray
13. Accident Prevention
Introduction

 
Background

 
Motor Vehicle Safety

 
Pedestrian Safety

 
Bicycle Safety

 
Sports, Recreation, and Swim Safety

 
Sports and Recreation Safety

 
Swim Safety

 
Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury

 
Implications for Educators

 
Educational Strategies

 
Discussion Questions

 
Research Summary

 
Handout-Tips to Prevent Childhood Accidental Injury

 
 
Appendix
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

"The accessible format delivers a concise overview and research summary of each topic, followed by specific examples and practical educational strategies."

Katy Olweiler, Counselor
Lakeside School, Seattle, WA

"Outstanding on multiple levels. It is a quick read for busy pre-practitioners and practitioners who are increasingly in need of accurate and current information regarding children's health issues. The book also presents thought-provoking questions for professional growth or group discussions. The handouts afford the reader a unique mechanism for sharing the book's contents with parents and colleagues."

Doris Paez, Associate Director, Forsyth Futures
Consulting Psychologist, Winston-Salem Forsyth County Public Schools, NC

"Addresses a number of childhood health issues (e.g., ear infections, HIV) and their implications for education. The book provides fascinating coverage of currently debated topics such as sleep problems, obesity, Lyme disease, and vaccination. The vaccination chapter alone would make this book worthwhile: The discussion about whether or not to vaccinate children makes compelling reading as it leads us through the facts and myths surrounding those decisions."

John E. Desrochers, Editor, Communique
School Psychologist, Westport Public Schools, CT

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Trends in Health Care Delivery


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