Webinar: School Supports for Students with Chronic Medical Conditions

In collaboration with the Division for Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities (DPHMD)

Webinar_LaptopAs many as 43% of students in the United States are affected by chronic illness, according to current prevalence data. It is likely that a number of children with a long-term illness or lasting effects of an illness may be present in any given classroom. Education policies designed for students with disabilities are often used in supporting students with chronic illness, but this approach frequently falls short of meeting their unique needs. In this webinar, you will learn about the implications of pediatric chronic illnesses for educational achievement and psychosocial development, both short-term and long-term, and explore how to modify classroom practices to meet the needs of these students. This webinar is intended for preservice and inservice teachers, clinicians, administrators, school counselors, and others who work with students with chronic illness.

After viewing this program, you will be able to:

  • Describe the educational and psychosocial implications of various pediatric chronic illnesses
  • Discuss how classroom practices may be modified to better support children with chronic medical conditions
  • Use suggested frameworks to gather educationally relevant information about chronic health issues of children in your classroom.

Presented by Megan Elam, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Mary Kay Irwin, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Original air date September 24, 2013. 68 minutes. #WEB1316A.

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