“The accessible format delivers a concise overview and research summary of each topic, followed by specific examples and practical educational strategies.”
—Katy Olweiler, Counselor
Lakeside School, Seattle, WA
“Outstanding on multiple levels. It is a quick read for busy pre-practitioners and practitioners who are increasingly in need of accurate and current information regarding children's health issues. The book also presents thought-provoking questions for professional growth or group discussions. The handouts afford the reader a unique mechanism for sharing the book's contents with parents and colleagues.”
—Doris Paez, Associate Director, Forsyth Futures
Consulting Psychologist, Winston-Salem Forsyth County Public Schools, NC
The educator's go-to reference for important pediatric health topics!
Medical issues in schools are a growing reality. In addition to teaching academic skills, educators now play an integral part in comprehensive health care delivery for children. Based on current research, this volume outlines the most current and urgent pediatric issues affecting schools today.
Written for school psychologists, counselors, administrators, and teachers, this easy-to-understand resource covers:
Schools as partners in health care delivery, including health care delivery trends and collaborations between educators and medical professionals; Current issues in pediatric disorders and treatments, such as childhood immunizations, shaken baby syndrome, sleep problems, and pediatric HIV; Prevention and wellness intervention for childhood obesity prevention, low-level aggression in the schools, and accident prevention
Featuring case studies, classroom strategies, discussion questions, glossaries, and handouts, Pediatric Disorders provides valuable information to practitioners involved in providing differentiated instruction and educational accommodations, collaborating with families, working with the community, and influencing policy.