ERIC Number: ED367126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
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Children with Special Health Needs in School: Developing an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) and an Individualized Health Care Plan (IHCP).
Janz, Jan; And Others
This paper considers ways to help children with special health needs by utilizing the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the Individualized Health Care Plan (IHCP). Results of a study which found a lack of necessary health information in school documents is summarized. The school nurse is seen as a pivotal person in the identification and coordination of student health needs. He/she conducts a health assessment and writes an Individualized Health Care Plan. This is followed by development of an Individualized Health Services Plan by a committee composed of the nurse, parent, student, teacher/s, school administrator, and others. This document specifically addresses goals and objectives leading to independence in self care. A sample checklist demonstrates how to assess levels of involvement in self care. A case example of a 9-year-old with diabetes demonstrates how to develop health care goals and objectives. Extensive attachments include health services plan forms and instructions; an outline of levels of care; case examples; training checklists for catheterization, gastrostomy, clean suctioning, and tracheostomy care; and fact sheets/emergency procedures for Type 1 diabetes, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, mechanical ventilation, and spina bifida. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Individualized Health Care Plan
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 302 854.