Genetic and Acquired Disorders: Current Topics and Interventions for Educators

Genetic and Acquired Disorders: Current Topics and Interventions for Educators

By: Paul C. McCabe (editor), Steven R. Shaw (editor)Paperback

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Educators often face the pressure to address children's medical needs within the school setting, but sometimes find themselves having to make difficult decisions without adequate training, support, or information about important pediatric issues. When faced with a medical question, many may turn to the Internet where information is sometimes reliable, sometimes not. This concise and well-researched investigation into genetic and acquired health issues provides credibility and verifiability of data and establishes a foundation of confidence for any educator who must make policy, differentiate instruction, provide educational accommodations, offer special education services, collaborate with families, and work with the community to serve to children's medical, physical, and psychological needs. Written for school psychologists, counsellors, administrators, and teachers, this highly practical and easy-to-understand reference describes genetic, chromosomal, and acquired disorders and discusses behavioural issues that may manifest themselves in classrooms as well as treatment options and intervention strategies. Readers will find: a section on chromosomal, genetic, and metabolic disorders covering topics such as phenylketonuria, the genetics of autism, the biology of shyness, and families of children with genetic disorders; a section on acquired disorders with chapters on prenatal alcohol exposure, prenatal exposure to antidepressants, celiac disease, maternal post-partum depression and behaviour problems, asthma and quality of life, food allergies in the classroom, and diabetes. Each chapter includes a case study, parent handouts, and a literature review based on the latest and best scientific research.

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Paul C. McCabe, NCSP, is an associate professor of school psychology in the School Psychologist Graduate Program at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. McCabe is a New York State certified school psychologist, New York State licensed psychologist, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). He serves on the editorial boards of several publications in school psychology and developmental psychology, and has consulted at state and national levels on issues of early childhood assessment and best practices, pediatric issues in schools, and training in school psychology. McCabe conducts and publishes research in early childhood social, behavioral, and language development and concomitant problems; pediatric school psychology and health issues addressed by schools; and social justice issues in training, especially training educators to advocate for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth. McCabe received his PhD in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University. He holds undergraduate degrees from University of Rochester and Cazenovia College. Steven R. Shaw, NCSP, is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He has been a school psychologist since 1988 with clinical and administrative experience in schools, hospitals, and independent practice. He has conducted workshops and consulted with educational policy makers to address the needs of children with borderline intellectual functioning in the US, Canada, Pakistan, Moldova, Poland, India, and Egypt. Shaw conducts and publishes research in behavior and language development in children with rare genetic disorders; resilience factors for children with risk factors for school failure, especially borderline intellectual functioning; and pediatric school psychology and health issues addressed by schools. Shaw received a PhD in school psychology from the University of Florida.

Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Part I. Advances in Health Care and Coping with Loss in Schools 1. Advances in Health Care and Medical Science: Presenting New Challenges for Schools - Paul C. McCabe, Steven R. Shaw Advances in Medical Science Increased Survival Rates Greater Specificity of Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Increased Emphasis on Outpatient Care Changing Role of Schools Increase in Pharmacological Interventions Multidisciplinary Approach References 2. Grief and Bereavement: Roles for Educators - Steven R. Shaw, Tiffany Chiu, Khing Su Lin Introduction Background Implications for Educators How to Tell Students about a Death Notification and Announcement Procedures Parent Notification Determine the Degree of Trauma Concerns about Death due to Suicide Educational Strategies Discussion Questions Research Summary Handout-Grief and Bereveament in the Schools Part II. Chromosomal, Genetic, and Metabolic Disorders 3. Rare Chromosomal Disorders - Shohreh M. Rezazadeh, Steven R. Shaw Introduction Background Genetics Evaluation Chromosomal Abnormalities Potential for Intervention Future Work Implications for Educators Educational Strategies Discussion Questions Research Summary Handout-Children with Rare Chromosomal Disorders 4. Phenylketonuria (PKU): Implications for Educators and Schools - Paul C. McCabe, Lindsay Glasser Introduction Background Prevalence, Symptoms and Treatment Cognitive and Neurological Effects Executive dysfunction Maternal Phenylketonuria Timing and Degree of Exposure Implications for Educators Dietary Compliance Educational Strategies Discussion Questions Research Summary Handout-Phenylketonuria (PKU) 5. Genetics of Autism: Theories, Findings, and Implications - Sarah Glaser, Tia Ouimet Introduction Background Knowing Which Families Are At Risk Techniques to Identify Genetic Contributions Known Genetic Causes X-linked genes Chromosomal Duplications Chromosomal Deletions Candidate Genes Multiple Gene Complications and Unknowns Possible Environmental Causes The Role of Genetic Counseling and Testing Implications for Educators Home- and School-based Treatment and Interventions Educational Strategies Discussion Questions Research Summary Handout-The Genetics of Autism 6. The Biology of Shyness - Paul C. McCabe, Sarah Groark, Brian Dalpiaz Introduction Background The Role of the Amygdala Amygdala and Cortisol Levels: The HPA System Psychological and Immune Correlates of HPA Activation Implications for Educators Educational Strategies Discussion Questions Research Summary Handout-The Shyness in Children 7. Families of Children with Genetic Disorders - Jennifer E. Bruce, Sara Quirke, Steven R. Shaw Introduction Background Asking Questions of Professionals Managing Emotional Trauma Stresses Faced by Families of Children with Genetic Disorders Mothers of Children with Genetic Disorders Fathers of Children with Genetic Disorders Marital Stress in Families of Children with Genetic Disabilities Siblings of Children with Genetic Disabilities Increased Responsibilities of Siblings Strengths in Families of Children with Genetic Disorders Family Resilience Positive Changes in Sibling Development Educational Strategies Discussion Questions Research Summary Handout-Helping Families with a Child with a Disability Part III. Acquired Disorders of Childhood 8. Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Biological and Behavioral Outcomes - Erica J. Deming, Paul C. McCabe Introduction Background Neuroanatomical Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Alcohol's Effect on the Neocortex, Hippocampus, Cerebellum, and Neurotransmission Neocortex Hippocampus Cerebellum Neuronal level Typical Anatomical Features of Children with Fetal Alcohol Exposure Neurobehavioral Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Implications for Educators Educational Strategies Discussion Questions Research Summary Handout-Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure on Children 9. Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants - Paul C. McCabe, Caryn R. Depinna Introduction Background Types of Antidepressants Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs) Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) Untreated Depression Conclusion Implications for Educators Educational Strategies Discussion Questions Research Summary Handout-Information about Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants 10. Celiac Disease and Youth: Implications for Educators and Allied Professionals - Jessica B. Edwards, Jessica blom-Hoffman, Debra L. Franko Introduction Background Prevalence Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment: The Gluten-Free Diet Issues in the Treatment of Celiac Disease Complications and Consequences of Untreated Celiac Disease Dietary Adherence Barriers to Dietary Adherence Co-morbidity in CD Implications for Educators Strategies to Support Students with CD Support the child with CD Support the adults Dietary adherence Managing pain Toileting needs School absenteeism Psychological treatment and evaluation Educational Strategies Discussion Questions Research Summary Handout-Celiac Disease: Helpful Hints for Educators 11. Post-partum Depression and its Relation to Behavior Problems in Children - Denielle Parente, Paul McCabe Introduction Background Maternal Depression and Childhood ADHD Child-Family Dynamics Implications for Educators Educational Strategies Discussion Questions Research Summary Handout-Identifying and Treating Post-partum Depression 12. Pediatric Responses to Asthma: An Overview for Educators - Adrienne Garro Introduction Background Experience of Symptoms Impact on Student Functioning Psychosocial Implications Implications for Educators Educational Strategies Discussion Questions Research Summary Handout-Pediatric Responses to Asthma 13. Food Allergies and Intolerances: What Educators Need to Know - Doris Paez, Gilliam W. Thomas Introduction Background What is a Food Allergy? How Can an Allergy Cause Death? How Do Food Allergies Develop? Does Food Allergy Management Differ by Developmental Stage? What Social-emotional or Behavioral Issues are Associated with Food Allergies? What is the Status of Research on Causes and Treatments? Implications for Educators Create a Core Team Food Allergy Emergency Plan Storing of Medications Label Literacy Empowering Children with Food Allergies and their Peers Educational Strategies Discussion Questions Research Summary Handout- Successfuly Managing Food Allergies in Childhood 14. Developmental Effects of Type 1 Diabetes - Sarah A. B. Wilson, W. Mark Posey, Elizabeth M. Schnieder Introduction Background Acute Effects Long-Term Effects Physical Effects Cognitive Effects Academic Achievement Social-Emotional Functioning Implications for Educators Educational Strategies Discussion Questions Research Summary Handout-General Information about Type 1 Diabetes Appendix Glossary References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/04/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781412968720
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781412968720
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 1412968720

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