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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


February 2010 | 184 pages | Corwin

Published in Association with National Association of School Psychologists

"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

The educator's go-to reference for important pediatric health topics!

Medical issues in schools are a growing reality. In addition to teaching academic skills, educators now play an integral part in comprehensive health care delivery for children. Based on current research, this volume outlines the most current and urgent pediatric issues affecting schools today.

Written for school psychologists, counselors, administrators, and teachers, this easy-to-understand resource covers:

  • Schools as partners in health care delivery, including health care delivery trends and collaborations between educators and medical professionals
  • Current issues in pediatric disorders and treatments, such as childhood immunizations, shaken baby syndrome, sleep problems, and pediatric HIV
  • Prevention and wellness intervention for childhood obesity prevention, low-level aggression in the schools, and accident prevention

Featuring case studies, classroom strategies, discussion questions, glossaries, and handouts, Pediatric Disorders provides valuable information to practitioners involved in providing differentiated instruction and educational accommodations, collaborating with families, working with the community, and influencing policy.

 
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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