Pediatric Health Conditions in Schools: A Clinician's Guide for Working with Children, Families, and Educators

ISBN : 9780190687281

Allison G. Dempsey
472 ページ
156 x 156 mm

As the rates of chronic health conditions in childhood increase, school-based professionals regularly encounter children with chronic health conditions in the school setting. Students with chronic health conditions often require accommodations, assessment, intervention, and close collaboration with medical providers and families. However, most school-based clinicians (school psychologists, counselors, social workers) responsible for addressing the special needs of these children have no prior experience and have never taken coursework related to common pediatric conditions. Pediatric Health Conditions in Schools is a practical guide for school-based clinicians working with children with chronic health issues. Section I provides a broad overview of school-related issues for working with children with long-term health problems. This includes a review of common medical conditions and terminology and cross-cutting issues related to social, emotional, and academic functioning, as well as the role of the school-based professional in collaborating across systems of care. This section also reviews legal and policy issues, as well as alternative educational settings for students with chronic health needs. Section II focuses on prevention, assessment, intervention, and consultations strategies for both individual students and entire school systems. Finally, Section III includes chapters for common groups of medical conditions. Each chapter provides an overview of the condition(s), common school-related concerns, risk and protective factors and cultural considerations, and includes practical strategies, resources, and handouts for the school-based professional. Case examples are used throughout the book to illustrate key concepts and implications for the school setting.


1. Childhood Chronic Illnesses in Schools
Kimberly Rennie, Madeline Racine, and Van Michelle Ruda
2. Social and Emotional Issues Related to Pediatric Health Conditions in Schools
Ashlie Llorens, Shannon McKee, and Allison G. Dempsey
3. Academic Issues Related to Chronic Health Conditions in Schools
Christy M. Walcott and Sayward E. Harrison
4. Role of the School-Based Professional: Linking Systems of Care
Milena A. Keller-Margulis, Sarah Ochs, Kerri P. Nowell, and Sarah S. Mire
5. Legal and Policy Issues Relevant to Working with Students with Pediatric Health Conditions
Sarah S. Mire, Kimberly D. Schoger, and Ashley N. Ramclam
6. Alternative Education Settings
Puja G. Patel, Sasha D. Jaquez, and Thea L. Norris
7. Assessment of Needs and Intervention Effectiveness
Lisa Hayutin, Caitlin E. Walsh, and Elizabeth Bennett
8. Classroom and School-Wide, Universal Health Promotion Strategies
Kathy L. Bradley-Klug, Courtney Lynn, and Katherine L. Wesley
9. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Pediatric Health Concerns in Schools
Michael L. Sulkowski, Grai Bluez, Ariel McKinney, and Jaclyn Wolf
10. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Glenn M. Sloman and Michael C. Selbst
11. Behavior interventions
Angela I. Canto, David J. Chesire, and Baker Wright
12. School Reintegration and Accommodations
M. Cullen Gibbs, Elizabeth Vincent, and Ana Arenivas
13. End-of-Life and Grief Issues
Cortney Taylor Zimmerman, Nicole M. Schneider, Ryan M. Hill, and Julie B. Kaplow
14. Neurodevelopmental Disorders Presenting in Early Childhood
Jack Dempsey, Amy Barton, Allison G. Dempsey, and Stephanie Chapman
15. Gastrointestinal Disorders
Rachel Fein, Amy Goetz, Shannon McKee
16. Neurological Disorders
David L. Wodrich, Randa G. Jarrar, and Michael M. Etzl, Jr.
17. Cardiovascular Disorders: Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Acquired Cardiovascular Disease
Lyla E. Hampton, Abigail C. Demianczyk, and Casey Hoffman
18. Pulmonary Disorders: Cystic Fibrosis and Asthma
Desiree N. Williford, Lisa Hynes, Kristine Durkin, and Christina L. Duncan
19. Endocrine Disorders: Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Katherine A. S. Gallagher and Marisa E. Hilliard
20. Hematology/Oncology Disorders and HIV
Jennifer L. Harman, Megan L. Wilkins, and Niki Jurbergs
21. Obesity in Children and Adolescents
Jane Gray, Alison Lee, and Stephen Pont
22. Sleep Disorders
Michelle M. Perfect, Sara S. Frye, and Robin J. Sakakini
23. Chronic Pain Disorders
Grace S. Kao, Evelyn C. Monico, Rashmi P. Bhandari, and Samantha E. Huestis
24. Eating and Feeding Disorders
Carolyn Ha, Rachel Wolfe, and Rebecca Wagner


Allison Dempsey, PhD, is a licensed psychologist whose work focuses on children and families with complex and costly medical needs in the fetal, neonatal, and early childhood periods. She is a Visiting Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Director of Behavioral Health Programs in the Colorado Fetal Care Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children's Hospital Colorado. She has extensive experience working with children who have chronic health conditions from early childhood to young adulthood.