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ERIC Number: ED057957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Health Factors Influencing Education of American Indians. A Position Paper.
deMontigny, Lionel H.
The resume of health problems facing the American Indian school child emphasized that health, culture, education, and economics are mutually interdependent and must be evaluated and planned for jointly. Specific health problems discussed include general health, nutrition, fever and chronic illness, hearing, sight, and mental health. Recommendations were that health conditions be evaluated on a community-wide basis; that family-oriented nutrition surveys be done to evaluate nutritional status of Indian communities; that medical histories of each child be evaluated as each preschool or school-age child is given a complete medical examination; that hearing problems should be detected as early as possible and audiometric examination should be done to detect any loss of particular pitch; that each child's vision be evaluated not only by a Snellen chart test but also by ocular measurements to determine if eye deformity exists; and that mental health programs be planned in a comprehensive fashion, by treating not only the individual but the social environment from which he comes. (JB)
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Sponsor: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.
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