ERIC Number: EJ1025534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Focus on Inclusive Education: The Educational and Social Challenges of Children with Celiac Disease: What Educators Should Know
Chick, Kay A.
Childhood Education, v90 n1 p71-74 2014
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease in which gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and contaminated oats, attacks the lining of the small intestine. Children with this disease must eliminate gluten from their diet. This article provides educators with essential information on celiac disease and the federal laws that protect the rights of these students. A study of the educational and social challenges of children affected by the disease is presented so school personnel are aware of the effects of celiac disease on the school experiences of students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. In addition, recommendations for the academic environment and school community are provided so school personnel can provide a positive educational experience for children who must eat gluten free.
Descriptors: Diseases, Special Needs Students, Chronic Illness, Metabolism, Educational Environment, Food, Interviews, Eating Habits, Food Service, School Safety
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)