ERIC Number: ED367125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-7
Reference Count: N/A
Inclusive Education for Children with Special Health Care Needs.
Janz, Janice; And Others
This paper discusses issues concerning inclusion of children with special health care needs in the regular classroom. Six categories of health conditions are discussed in terms of their implications for the educational setting. These are: (1) "hidden" conditions (e.g., juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, sickle cell anemia, asthma, and cystic fibrosis); (2) infectious conditions (e.g., Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome [AIDS], hepatitis B and cytomegalovirus); (3) conditions which cause the child to be medically fragile (e.g., children in the final stages of AIDS, cancer, and renal failure); (4) conditions that require technology assistance (such as ventilators, gastrostomy tubes, tracheostomy tubes, and catheterization tubes); (5) neurological conditions (e.g., seizure disorders, meningitis, and brain tumors); and (6) body and skin deformities (amputations, craniofacial conditions, burns). Aspects of these conditions discussed include the health care plan, the emergency plan, educational team communications, the educational plan, developing independence in health care, school absence, environmental factors, student placement considerations, orientation and technical assistance, transition, and transportation. Attached are handouts addressing screening and assessment, training for educators of students who are ventilator assisted, and peer orientation. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Inclusive Schools; Medically Fragile; Ventilator Dependence
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (71st, San Antonio, TX, April 5-9, 1993). For a related document, see EC 302 855.