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ERIC Number: EJ933424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
ISSN: ISSN-1537-7903
Childhood Leukemia Survivors and Their Return to School: A Literature Review, Case Study, and Recommendations
Herrmann, D. Scott; Thurber, Jill R.; Miles, Kenneth; Gilbert, Gloria
Journal of Applied School Psychology, v27 n3 p252-275 2011
Leukemias (blood cell cancers) and central nervous system tumors are the most frequently occurring types of cancer in children. Mortality rates from all childhood cancers have decreased over the past 2 decades. As a result, many childhood cancer survivors are now returning to their schools after having been successfully treated. Although most of these survivors will continue receiving ongoing medical management after cancer treatment, far fewer receive specialized educational services. The purpose of this article is to draw attention to this often-overlooked area. The authors also review the case of 1 childhood leukemia survivor as a case example, and examine the cognitive/intellectual and affective/psychosocial sequelae that resulted after routine cancer treatment. They posit that school psychologists are uniquely positioned to provide vital assessment and educational services to childhood cancer survivors, and they offer a series of recommendations for when such children present within school settings. (Contains 1 note and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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