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ERIC Number: EJ781312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Hospital-to-School Transition for Children with Chronic Illness: Meeting the New Challenges of an Evolving Health Care System
Shaw, Steven R.; McCabe, Paul C.
Psychology in the Schools, v45 n1 p74-87 Dec 2007
Chronic illness is common and has a profound impact on the education of affected children. A variety of approaches and programs to facilitate the transition from hospital to school for children with chronic health problems has been described in the literature. Traditional transition plans may no longer be effective because medical service delivery has changed to reduce long-term hospital stays while increasing outpatient care. As a result, comprehensive hospital-to-school transitions increasingly emphasize home and family involvement that includes homebound instruction strategies, flexible school days, using differentiated instructional strategies, increasing child autonomy, and addressing affective issues. This article describes the needs of children with chronic illness, identifies educational programming consistent with the current health care system, and describes current hospital-to-school transition plans that integrate systemic needs of schools and health care systems with the needs of children with chronic illness. (Contains 1 table, 6 resources and 4 online resources. Information for Transition Support is appended.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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