ERIC Number: ED164104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Mainstreaming Preschoolers: Children with Health Impairments. A Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Others Who Work with Health Impaired Preschoolers.
Healy, Alfred; And Others
This guide to mainstreaming health impaired preschoolers is one of a series of eight manuals on mainstreaming preschoolers developed by Project Head Start. The guide is addressed to parents, teachers and other professionals and paraprofessionals. Chapter I presents information on the meaning, benefits and implementation of mainstreaming. The role of the teacher in mainstreaming is discussed, and sources of assistance are listed. Chapter II distinguishes between handicapping and nonhandicapping health impairments, and defines health impairments as illnesses of a chronic nature or with prolonged convalescence. The following conditions and diseases that result in health impairments are briefly delineated: epilepsy or convulsive disorders, syndromes, pituitary problems, hypothyroidism and diabetes, inborn errors of metabolism, tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis, asthma, congenital heart defects, anemia, hemophilia, and nephrosis, nephritis and enuresis. Chapter III describes how health impairments affect learning in 3- to 5-year olds, and enumerates measures to take in emergency situations. Chapter IV focuses on planning, arranging classrooms, and teaching mainstreamed health impaired children. Chapter V describes how parents and teachers can work together while Chapters VI and VII provide information on possible resources and sources of help, professional and otherwise. Notes on screening and diagnosis are appended. (CM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Handicapped Children, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mainstreaming, Parent Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Special Health Problems, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-092-00031-6, $3.25)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Contract Research Corp., Belmont, MA.