ERIC Number: ED293255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Learning Disabilities in Children with Malignancies.
As more children are now able to live with cancer and prepare for the future, care of the child with cancer should be directed at producing a child who is mentally healthy and who can function at an age-appropriate level in society. This presentation, given at the "Growth toward Independence" Conference in February 1987, notes the emotional, behavioral, and learning problems associated with cancer and its treatment. Four case studies are presented of children, aged 6-10, diagnosed as having various forms of cancer. Each case study assesses the child's psychological/educational, medical, speech/language, social, and psychiatric status and provides educational, psychiatric, and medical recommendations. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (24th, San Antonio, TX, February 25-28, 1987).