2nd Edition

Supporting Children with Medical Conditions

ISBN 9781138914919
Published October 23, 2015 by Routledge
164 Pages

USD $38.95

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Book Description

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

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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