ERIC Number: ED370308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Health Services Delivery for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) in School.
Networks: A Newsletter of the National MCH Center at Children's Hospital, v4 n1 Spr 1993
Children and youth with special health care needs frequently require health care during the school day. School evaluations and Individual Educational Plans should include health information addressing students' daily health and emergency needs, should assure services in a setting that is academically appropriate and in the least restrictive environment, and should include goals and objectives to help the student become more involved and independent in his/her own health care. A survey, with responses from 89 percent of Louisiana's school districts, determined that 756 students required selected procedures in school. A study was then conducted with families of 59 of these students, analyzing data from school records of students with special health conditions and assessing students' ability to access health services in order to participate in school. The study found that: health records and official education documents do not contain health information on children with health conditions in school, school personnel who provide health services require additional training, and documentation that would help to ensure safe and adequate service delivery is often missing. Nine recommendations are offered for improving services through collaboration of parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, school nurses, the health care team, and primary care physicians. (JDD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Incidence, Individualized Education Programs, Information Needs, Information Utilization, Needs Assessment, School Health Services, School Nurses, Special Health Problems, State Surveys, Student Participation
The National MCH Resource Center, Children's Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital, New Orleans, LA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 367 125-126.