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ERIC Number: EJ1094829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Adapting Creative and Relaxation Activities to Students with Cancer
Jenko, Nika; Stopar, Mojca Lipec
International Journal of Special Education, v30 n2 p4-12 2015
The team which forms a comprehensive treatment plan for students with cancer includes, among other experts, special educators. In cooperation with other team members, their role is to enable students to integrate in the educational process, having regard to their individual needs. In the present paper we introduce the study of specific methodical and didactic adaptations which special educators have to consider when planning creative and relaxation activities for students with cancer. Within the research, a multiple case study was carried out. It included various primary and secondary qualitative research methods. The study included three children aged from 7 to 13, treated for cancer during their hospitalization. The data obtained on the sample showed that planning and implementing creative and relaxation activities demand a lot of resourcefulness and flexibility on the part of the special educators. Due to the nature of the problem, particular methodical and didactic adaptations, different from that in other groups of students with special needs, have to be taken into account. Apart from the students' characteristics, various factors, which are a result of the illness, treatment and hospital environment, have to be considered when planning the activities. The results of the study represent a contribution of knowledge to the field of methodology of working with children with long-term illnesses and aim to facilitate planning of support for the children with cancer.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Slovenia
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