ERIC Number: ED182934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Do You Have a Child with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis in Your Class?
Ferris, Jean; Fujishige, Carole
The booklet provides information to help teachers understand juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). JRA is a chronic disease involving one or more joint(s); its cause is unknown. The five types of JRA are monarticular, pauciarticular of young girls, pauciarticular of boys, polyarticular, and systemic. Aspirin is the main treatment medication and must be taken regularly, not only to control pain but also to control swelling. Activity is the key to avoid stiffness. Materials such as pencils sometimes need to be adapted to accommodate the disability and should be considered for any child with JRA in the classroom. Dependence should be guarded against as much as possible, as the goal is a normal childhood. (PHR)
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Guides, Instructional Materials, Medical Services, Physical Activity Level, Social Problems, Special Health Problems, Teacher Participation
Arthritis Center of Hawaii, 347 N. Kuakini St., Honolulu, HI 96817
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hawaii State Dept. of Health, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: Arthritis Center of Hawaii, Honolulu.