ERIC Number: ED235659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Medical Issues in the Education and Care of Children Requiring Extensive Special Education Programming. Working Papers in Developmental Disabilities.
Issues involved in medical treatment and health promotion among severely handicapped students are addressed. The need for general health care and promotion within this population is stressed, with attention to nutrition, physical activity, and hygiene. Medical issues identified by parents of young severely handicapped children included lack of related support services, needs for parent support mechanisms, provision of alternatives to institutionalization, lack of trained staff, and needs for assertiveness among parents. The importance of coordination of medical services is emphasized as is the elimination of conflicts between medical and educational personnel. Involvement of medical and health disciplines in the educational team is discussed, and guidelines are suggested for what parents should request of medical personnel in terms of attitudes and information. Actions are further suggested to help parents coordinate medical services. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha. Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Inst.