ERIC Number: ED491328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Medical Problems in the Classroom: The Teacher's Role in Diagnosis and Management. Fourth Edition
Haslam, Robert H. A.; Valletutti, Peter J.
This outstanding resource for teachers and school professionals is now in its fourth edition. It includes new chapters on reading disorders, emotional and behavioral problems, and safe schools. Five of its chapters have been completely rewritten. Updated topics include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; cerebral palsy; autism; mental retardation; chronic illnesses; drug abuse; and dyslexia. You'll also find information on the prevention of physical and mental disabilities, a discussion of genetic mechanisms, disorders of sexual maturation, and nutritional deficiencies. This significantly expanded edition includes contemporary and practical issues and health topics prevalent in today's classroom. School staff are faced with an increasing number and variety of students with special needs. This book will help teachers, psychologists, social workers, occupational and physical therapists, and day-care workers play an integral part the successful management of medical difficulties. They can provide, in collaboration with the physician, an important contribution to the diagnosis and long-term care goals of a variety of medical conditions in the classroom setting. Medical Problems in the Classroom encourages interactive communication on health issues between the parent, health professional, and educator.
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Special Needs Students, Clinical Diagnosis, Identification, Mental Retardation, Hyperactivity, Chronic Illness, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorders, Autism, Classroom Techniques, Reading Difficulties, Medical Services
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