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Driver, Lynn E.; Nelson, Virginia Simson; Warschausky, Seth A. – 1997
The 16 chapters comprising this manual are intended to provide a practical guide for meeting the needs of ventilator-assisted children. Chapters have the following titles and authors: (1)"Spectrum of Care" (Virginia Simson Nelson and Lynn E. Driver); (2) "Long-Term Airway Management for the Ventilator-Assisted Child" (Ann Marie…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Ancillary School Services, Child Rearing, Communication Skills
Strickland, Gary – American School & University, 2001
Explains how changes in school design in the last 10 years have caused heating, ventilation, and cooling system (HVAC) designers to reexamine their choice of classroom unit ventilators (UV). The influence of indoor lighting systems, insulation, indoor air quality, energy code compliance, and HVAC system design on UV decision making are also…
Descriptors: Climate Control, Decision Making, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design
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Werth, James L., Jr. – Death Studies, 2005
The author, a psychologist who has been specializing in end-of-life issues for over a decade, uses the death of his fiancee (Becky), following the withdrawal of a ventilator and the refusal to place her back on the machine, to discuss research and analysis of end-of-life care in the United States. After briefly discussing his own background,…
Descriptors: Grief, Death, Self Determination, Decision Making
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Levine, Jack M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1996
Guidelines for including ventilator-dependent children in school are offered, based on experience with six such students at a New York State school. Guidelines stress adherence to the medical management plan, the school-family partnership, roles of the social worker and psychologist, orientation, transportation, classroom issues, and steps toward…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Medical Services
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Jones, David E.; And Others – Exceptional Children, 1996
A survey of 77 parents of children requiring ventilator support and interviews with 22 of the families sought to determine parental satisfaction with their child's educational placement. The survey showed that 44% of children were in general education programs, and 87% of parents agreed with their children's placement. (CR)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Biomedical Equipment, Inclusive Schools
Preston, J. A. – Exceptional Parent, 1991
This article provides information and a product listing concerning the special automobile seating needs of children with disabilities. The products listed meet the needs of children who weigh less than 20 pounds, must be transported lying down, need help with trunk control and/or head control, wear hip spica casts, are ventilator-dependent, and…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Disabilities, Merchandise Information, Motor Vehicles
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Simon, Bonnie M.; McGowan, Joy Silverman – Infants and Young Children, 1989
The article reviews studies showing that speech and language intervention during the period of cannulation can benefit tracheostomized and ventilator-dependent children by improving their communicative functioning while decreasing their frustration with the tracheostomy placement. Therapeutic interventions with feeding skills are also recommended.…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Intervention, Language Acquisition, Self Care Skills
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Douglas, J.; And Others – Child Care, Health and Development, 1988
The case study describes microtechnological aids for a quadriplegic preschool aged boy dependent on a ventilator via a tracheostomy. Provision of a computer, a variety of specially designed switches and software, together with a self-driven powered wheelchair maximized expression of his developmental needs. (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Case Studies, Computer Software, Electronic Equipment
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. – 1982
The booklet presents papers from a December 1982 workshop on specific problems in caring for ventilator-dependent children (children with respiratory distress due to prematurity, low birth weight or developmental immaturity). Following excerpts from the keynote address by C. Everett Koop, the U.S. Surgeon General, model programs from Pennsylvania,…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Financial Policy
Scholes, W. E.; Parkin, P. H. – 1968
Three groups of traditional houses were insulated against aircraft noise by double glazing and installing sound attenuating ventilator units. For upper floor rooms of two story houses, overall insulations of 35-40 dB were obtainable, providing transmission through the roofs and down flues were also reduced. The noise levels caused by ventilator…
Descriptors: Acoustic Insulation, Acoustical Environment, Acoustics, Auditory Discrimination
Keeker, Susan M. – 1985
The paper examines the role of the recreation therapist in the new trend towards home care for the ventilator assisted individual. The focus on home care necessitates that the recreation therapist familiarize parents with the rationale for activities as well as providing them with information about a variety of future leisure pursuits. In…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Home Programs, Leisure Time, Parent Education
Condry, Sandra – 1989
This literature review focuses on the characteristics of children who are technology supported and on the experiences of families who have undertaken home care of such children. It presents information on: (1) medical, cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional characteristics of the children; (2) experiences within the family; and (3) family…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Caregivers, Child Rearing, Chronic Illness
Lavich, Margot; And Others – 1977
Text, illustrations, and exercises are utilized in these four learning modules to teach respiratory therapy students a variety of job-related skills. The first module, "Anatomy and Physiology of the Central Controls of Respiration" by Margot Lavich, describes the functions of the five centers of the brain that control respiration and…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Biomedical Equipment, Equipment Utilization, Neurology
Janz, Janice; And Others – 1993
This paper discusses issues concerning inclusion of children with special health care needs in the regular classroom. Six categories of health conditions are discussed in terms of their implications for the educational setting. These are: (1) "hidden" conditions (e.g., juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, sickle cell anemia, asthma, and cystic…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Educational Methods
Viele, Elizabeth; Hertel, Victoria – 1988
This manual presents detailed instructions for delivering health care services to students with special health needs within the school setting. Individual chapters address the following areas: dressing; vital signs; height and weight; fluids/nourishment; medications; oxygen and use of the respirator/ventilator; suctioning; respiratory therapy;…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Competence, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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