ERIC Number: ED177818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
PKU and the Schools: Information for Teachers, Administrators and Other School Personnel.
Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Community Health Services.
Designed to acquaint teachers, administrators and other school personnel with phenylketonuria (PKU - an inborn error of metabolism which requires dietary intervention), the booklet reviews school problems related to the condition. Introductory information concerns the nature, treatment, and screening and diagnosis of PKU. Diet management is discussed, and the role of school personnel in maintaining the diet is explained. The parents' part in informing the school of their child's condition is stressed. Briefly touched on are the PKU child's emotional needs to be treated as much like non-PKU children as possible, and the finding that treated PKU children have no different educational needs compared to non-PKU children. A resource section lists eight related written materials. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Community Health Services.