"Covers genetic, chromosomal, and metabolic disorders; prenatal exposure to alcohol and antidepressants; and such problems as asthma, food allergies, diabetes, and grief and bereavement. These are some of the issues increasingly faced by school personnel every day. Each topic is treated in the same authoritative, accessible style found throughout the three volumes of this set."
—John E. Desrochers, Editor, Communique
School Psychologist, Westport Public Schools, CT
The educator′s go-to reference for helping students with genetic and acquired disorders!
Educators today are sure to encounter students with needs related to genetic and acquired disorders. Based on the most current research, this volume outlines issues affecting children who are born with or acquire a medical disorder or disease.
Written for school psychologists, counselors, administrators, and teachers, this easy-to-understand resource covers advances in health care and:
- Topics related to chromosomal, genetic, and metabolic disorders, such as phenylketonuria, the genetics of autism, the biology of shyness, and families of children with genetic disorders
- Acquired disorders, including prenatal exposure to alcohol and antidepressants, celiac disease, maternal post-partum depression and behavior problems, asthma, food allergies, and diabetes
- Coping with loss in schools, including the changing role of schools and the role of educators in dealing with grief and bereavement
Featuring case studies, strategies for educators, discussion questions, glossaries, and handouts, Genetic and Acquired Disorders provides valuable information to practitioners involved in providing differentiated instruction and educational accommodations, collaborating with families, working with the community, or influencing policy.