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ERIC Number: ED330132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Doctors, Disabilities, and the Family.
Ripley, Suzanne
A Parent's Guide, v1 n2 May 1990
Intended for use by parents of children and youth with handicaps, this guide offers guidelines for choosing a physician and communicating with him/her concerning the needs of the handicapped child. The question-answer format addresses the following issues: how do families choose a doctor for their child?; what about the child who has a disability?; what exactly does a primary care physician do?; how do you find such a person?; what happens if you use a public health clinic?; what are Indian Health Services?; who can use Indian Health Services?; how do families interview doctors?; what should a family do before the first visit to the doctor?; what should you talk about?; how can doctors and schools work together?; what are the parent's responsibilities?; and how do you evaluate the situation? A list provides specific questions a parent might want to ask, grouped in the following categories: questions to ask on the phone when interviewing doctors; questions to ask when scheduling an appointment for your child; questions about an illness; questions about general check-ups and development; questions about medications; questions about tests; questions about referrals to specialists; questions about surgery; and questions about hospitalization. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC.