ERIC Number: ED415602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Awareness of Chronic Health Conditions: What the Teacher Needs To Know.
British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
This guide is intended to assist regular education teachers in understanding the implications for classroom instruction and management of a number of chronic health conditions. Each section includes a definition of a specific condition, recognition signs, a list of classroom strategies, and contacts for more information. Individual sections provide information on: (1) allergies (provides directions on what to do during an allergic reaction and in the case of an insect sting); (2) Asperger's disorder (includes key behavior patterns); (3) asthma (discusses suggested teacher behavior during an asthma attack); (4) Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; (5) autism; (6) cerebral palsy; (7) Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (addresses implications of treatment); (8) diabetes (discusses what to do in case of high and low blood sugar); (9) Down syndrome; (10) epilepsy (provides information on what to do during a partial seizure and during a generalized seizure); (11) fetal alcohol syndrome/effects; (12) muscular dystrophy; (13) spina bifida; and (14) Tourette Syndrome. (CR)
Descriptors: Allergy, Asperger Syndrome, Asthma, Attention Deficit Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Illness, Classroom Techniques, Diabetes, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Downs Syndrome, Elementary Secondary Education, Epilepsy, Etiology, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Physical Disabilities, Spina Bifida, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Special Education Branch, Ministry of Education, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X4 Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.