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Supporting Children with Medical Conditions

2nd Edition

By Hull City Council


152 pages

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The fully revised new edition of Supporting Children with Medical Conditions provides teachers and practitioners with a reference to medical conditions most commonly found amongst school-aged children, including asthma, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, eczema, epilepsy, head injuries, heart conditions, hydrocephalus and spina bifida. With up to date advice for practitioners, each condition is clearly described in terms of causes, symptoms and treatment, and the authors accessibly explain the educational implications – what teachers and support staff should be aware of, how they can minimise pupils’ difficulties in school and maximise access to the curriculum.

With all the vital information practitioners will need to know about Medical Conditions, this book includes:

  • Definitions of different Medical Conditions and their educational implications
  • Guidelines for staff providing intimate personal care for pupils
  • Suggestions to allow pupils to have full access to the curriculum

Fully updated with the 2014 SEND Code of Practice and the guidance published in 2014 on ‘Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions’, this text will help professionals be more effective in supporting learners in a variety of settings. It also features useful checklists, templates and photocopiable resources.

Table of Contents

Foreword Introduction Section 1: Legislation and guidance 1. Legislation and guidance 2. Governing body responsibilities Section 2 Pupils and parents 3. Pupil’s perspective 4. Parent’s perspective Section 3: Medical conditions and possible educational implications 5. Anaphylactic shock (anaphylaxis) 6. Arthrogryposis 7. Asthma 8. Managing an asthma attack 9. Brittle bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta) 10. Cerebral palsy 11. Club foot (talipes) and limb lengthening treatment 12. Cystic fibrosis 13. Diabetes 14. First aid/emergency responses 15. Eczema 16. Epilepsy 17. Haemophilia 18. Head injuries including brain tumour, meningitis and road traffic accidents 19. Heart conditions 20. Hip problems 21. Hirschsprung’s disease 22. Hydrocephalus 23. Hypermobility syndromes 24. Juvenile arthritis 25. ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) or CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) 26. Muscular dystrophy 27. Perthes disease 28. Prader-Willi syndrome 29. Restricted growth 30. Spina bifida 31. Spinal injuries Section 4: Meeting the pupil’s medical and physical needs 32. Staff supporting pupil with a medical condition 33. Individual Health Care Plans 34. Managing medicines on school premises 35. Access to buildings 36. Mobility issues 37. Adapted furniture 38. Off site activities 39. Intimate personal care for pupils (guidelines for staff) 40. Toilet adaptations 41. Introducing toilet training 42 Bowel incontinence Section 5: Access to the curriculum 43. Classroom organisation 44. Alternative recording strategies 45. Specialised fine motor equipment 46. Access to ICT 47. Accessing the PE curriculum 48. Accessing Design and Technology Section 6: Developing skills for learning 49. Developing visual perception 50. Memory skills 51. Promoting attention and listening skills 52. Developing organisational skills 53. Supporting emotional issues 54. Developing a positive self-image References and further reading Suppliers

About the Author

Susan Coulter – Senior Support Teacher for the Education Service for Physical Disability, Hull City Council, UK

Lesley Kynman – Senior Support Teacher for the Education Service for Physical Disability, Hull City Council, UK

Elizabeth Morling – MA, Series Editor, SEN Consultant and former Head of the Education Service for Physical Disability, Hull City Council, UK

Francesca Murray – Key Worker, Hull and District Cerebral Palsy Society, UK

Rob Grayson – MA, Team Leader for the Integrated Physical and Sensory Services, Hull City Council, UK

Jill Wing – MA (hons), Senior Support Teacher for the Integrated Physical and Sensory Services, Hull City Council, UK

About the Series

nasen spotlight

The nasen spotlight series provides practical guidance and tried-and-tested resources for all schools and professionals involved in supporting Special Educational Needs. Written by leading experts and covering a wide range of important issues relating to SEN, the books include accessible explanations and examples of best practice, as well as tools and techniques that you can use to improve provision in school. Several new books are published each year to reflect your changing professional needs, and the whole series is brought to you by nasen, the leading organisation representing SEN professionals.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
EDUCATION / Special Education / Physical Disabilities