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Morin, Diane; Merineau-Cote, Julie; Ouellette-Kuntz, Helene; Tasse, Marc J.; Kerr, Michael – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2012
Some studies have reported the presence of health disparities in people with intellectual disability. This study compared the prevalence of chronic health conditions between people with and without intellectual disability (ID). Health-related data for 791 people with ID were collected through a province-wide mail survey in Quebec, Canada. The…
Descriptors: Allergy, Foreign Countries, Incidence, Etiology
Maughan, Erin D. – American Educator, 2016
The number of students with chronic and complex health conditions significantly affects a teacher's ability to teach and meet the needs of the whole child--especially combined with the impact of societal issues such as poverty, violence, and the growing population of families who speak a language other than English at home. Education in America is…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Child Development, Child Health, Health Needs
Patterson, Margaret Polmear – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The literature review demonstrated that the chronic disease of asthma is increasing in prevalence in the preschool classroom, presenting unique challenges for the educators of young children. This study explored teachers' perceptions in terms of their preparedness and capability in integrating a child with asthma in their classroom. In addition,…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Special Needs Students, Young Children, Teacher Attitudes
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Komulainen, Kati – Child Care in Practice, 2010
The purpose of this study is to describe the parental burden in families with a food-allergic child under the age of four. This study was carried out using a descriptive correlational research design. The subjects of this study were 104 families with a young food-allergic child who observed a restricted diet. The majority of the children were…
Descriptors: Family Life, Nutrition, Quality of Life, Allergy
Bruns, Deborah A.; Thompson, Stacy D. – Exceptional Parent, 2011
During the first years of life, children progress through a number of developmental stages related to feeding. By the age of five, a child typically has the skills, behaviors and habits that will be used throughout their lives. However, data indicates that 60 to 70% of children with disabilities have one or more feeding difficulties. Importantly,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Developmental Stages, Nutrition, Child Development
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Hurwitz, Sarah – Journal of Early Intervention, 2013
The gluten-free, casein-free (GFCF) diet is widely used by families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Despite its popularity, there is limited evidence in support of the diet. The purpose of this article was to identify and evaluate well-controlled studies of the GFCF diet that have been implemented with children with ASD. A review…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Dietetics, Literature Reviews
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Sheetz, Anne H.; Goldman, Patricia G.; Millett, Kathleen; Franks, Jane C.; McIntyre, C. Lynne; Carroll, Constance R.; Gorak, Diane; Harrison, Christanne Smith; Carrick, Michele Abu – Journal of School Health, 2004
During the past decade, prevalence of food allergies among children increased. Caring for children with life-threatening food allergies has become a major challenge for school personnel Prior to 2002, Massachusetts did not provide clear guidelines to assist schools in providing a safe environment for these children and preparing for an emergency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Public Health, School Nurses
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Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha – Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 2004
Children with life-threatening food allergies are increasing in number in Australia. A variety of foods such as dairy milk, peanut and tree nuts, fish and egg can cause severe allergic reactions in some children. The foods that cause allergies could trigger severe breathing difficulties (anaphylaxis) for these children and, if not treated…
Descriptors: Mothers, Allergy, Foreign Countries, Migrants
Munoz-Furlong, Anne – Principal, 1997
The number of students with food allergies is increasing, with peanuts the leading culprit. Peer pressure and allergens hidden in baked goods can pose problems for school staff. Children with documented life-threatening allergies are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Principals should reassure parents and use Section 504 guidelines…
Descriptors: Allergy, Elementary Education, Federal Legislation, Food
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Watanabe, Kanae; Dickinson, Annette – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
In New Zealand and Japan, despite health education on food, exercise, and hygiene, children's health is an important concern in preschools. This study investigated the relationship between children's health and health education in New Zealand and Japan using a qualitative interpretative descriptive design method and semi-structured interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preschool Children, Child Health
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Rapp, Doris J. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1979
Eleven hyperactive children (6 to 15 years old) were treated with a food extract after titration food allergy testing. They remained improved for 1 to 3 months while ingesting the foods to which they were sensitive. (Author)
Descriptors: Allergy, Dietetics, Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research
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Dardennes, Roland M.; Al Anbar, Nebal N.; Prado-Netto, Arthur; Kaye, Kelley; Contejean, Yves; Al Anbar, Nesreen N. – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2011
Objectives: To explore the relationship between causal beliefs on autism (CBA) and treatment choices. Design and methods: A cross-sectional design was employed. Parents of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were asked to complete the Lay-Beliefs about Autism Questionnaire (LBA-Q) and answer questions about treatments used. Only items…
Descriptors: Autism, Behavior Modification, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Questionnaires
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Gibson, Jennifer C.; Temple, Viviene A.; Anholt, Jane P.; Gaul, Catherine A. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2011
Background: Children with intellectual disability (ID) are at increased risk for obesity and nutrition-related health concerns, yet there is a paucity of data describing their nutrition status. The purpose of this study was to evaluate nutritional challenges of young participants (2-10 years of age) enrolled in Special Olympics Canada (SOC)…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, Needs Assessment, Mental Retardation
Munoz-Furlong, Anne – Principal, 2002
Describes what principals should know about recent research findings on food allergies (peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, soy, wheat) that can produce severe or life-threatening reactions in children. Asserts that every school should have trained staff and written procedures for reacting quickly to allergic reactions. (PKP)
Descriptors: Allergy, Child Health, Elementary Education, Food
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Pratten, John; Towers, Neil – Journal of European Industrial Training, 2004
This study looks at the ability of retail food outlets to provide suitable meals for those with special dietary needs. Thus, some food allergies are described briefly and the personnel involved in food preparation and service are examined. Groups of owners of catering outlets were interviewed to discover from them their knowledge of food allergies…
Descriptors: Food Service, Educational Needs, Industry, Allergy
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