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Medical Problems in the Classroom The Teacher's Role in Diagnosis and Management

ISBN-10: 0890799237

ISBN-13: 9780890799239

Edition: 4th 2003

Authors: Robert H. Haslam, Peter J. Valletutti

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This outstanding resource for teachers and school professionals is now in its fourth edition. It includes new chapters on reading disorders, emotional and behavioral problems, and safe schools. Five of its chapters have been completely rewritten. Updated topics include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; cerebral palsy; autism; mental retardation; chronic illnesses; drug abuse; and dyslexia. You'll also find information on the prevention of physical and mental disabilities, a discussion of genetic mechanisms, disorders of sexual maturation, and nutritional deficiencies. This significantly expanded edition includes contemporary and practical issues and health topics prevalent in today's classroom. School staff are faced with an increasing number and variety of students with special needs. This book will help teachers, psychologists, social workers, occupational and physical therapists, and day-care workers play an integral part the successful management of medical difficulties. They can provide, in collaboration with the physician, an important contribution to the diagnosis and long-term care goals of a variety of medical conditions in the classroom setting. Medical Problems in the Classroom encourages interactive communication on health issues between the parent, health professional, and educator.
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Book details

List price: $61.10
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: PRO-ED, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
The Crucial Role of the Teacher
Prevention of Chronic Disabilities and Diseases
What Every Teacher Should Know About Infectious Diseases
Growth, Development, and Endocrine Disorders
The Student with Diabetes Mellitus
Chronic Illness in Children
The Role of Genetic Mechanisms in Childhood Disabilities
Common Visual Problems in the Classroom
Hearing Disorders in the Classroom
Communication Disorders Associated with Medical Problems
Childhood Dental Disorders
Orthopedic Problems and Sports Injuries in Children
Common Neurological Disorders in Children
Cerebral Palsy and Associated Dysfunction
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Mental Retardation
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in the Classroom
Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Asperger Syndrome
Adolescent Eating Disorders
Teacher Awareness of Drug and Substance Abuse
Sexual Development, Function, and Consequences
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Child Maltreatment
The Science of Reading and Dyslexia
School-Based Violence Prevention
Glossary
Subject Index
About the Editors