ERIC Number: ED374613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Marfan Syndrome: A Booklet for Teachers.
Bernhardt, Barbara A.
This booklet explains characteristics of Marfan Syndrome, an inherited disorder of connective tissue which can be life-threatening if untreated. Medical problems affecting various parts of the body such as the heart, the skeleton, the eyes and the skin associated with Marfan Syndrome are discussed. Possible medical emergencies are identified. Specific learning problems which may affect some children with Marfan syndrome are noted. Other topics considered include participation of children with Marfan syndrome in physical activities, how teachers can help these children, cause of Marfan syndrome, and treatment of Marfan syndrome. (DB)
Descriptors: Congenital Impairments, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Learning Problems, Medical Services, Physical Disabilities, Special Health Problems, Student Participation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teacher Role
National Marfan Foundation, 382 Main St., Port Washington, NY 11050.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Marfan Foundation, Port Washington, NY.