Children with Complex Medical Issues in Schools

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Children with Complex Medical Issues in Schools

SKU# 9780826124722

Neuropsychological Descriptions and Interventions


  • Christine L. Castillo PhD, LSSP

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Increasingly, children with significant medical issues are being incorporated into the general school environment. Given the potential effects of various disorders and conditions on educational prognosis, it is important for neuropsychologists, pediatric psychologists, school psychologists, teachers, and other professionals who are working with these children to be aware of the nature and course of these many disorders as well as the avenues for rehabilitation, accommodation, and classroom modification.

In Children with Complex Medical Issues in Schools, Dr. Castillo bridges the gap between research and practice and provides a concise, yet thorough reference that covers a broad range of conditions, from high incidence disorders like epilepsy and meningitis, to those with less obvious neurological underpinnings like asthma and diabetes. Each chapter is written by clinicians with practical expertise with each disorder and includes:

  • Case studies with results from neuropsychological evaluations to elicit understanding into how a student's school functioning may be affected by their medical history
  • Recommendations for educational modifications and accommodations
  • Data regarding morbidity and mortality rates, related medical issues, and common medical treatments
  • Interventions for children with specific medical disorders, along with educational resources that may be accessed via the internet or through other literature

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 14, 2008
  • Page Count 524
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826124722
  • EISBN 9780826124739

Table of Contents 

    Foreword, Cynthia A. Riccio and Cecil R. Reynolds
  1. Asthma, Christine L. Castillo and Jennifer L. Riff
  2. Brain Tumors, Sarah Schnoebelen, Roger Perez, and Peter L. Stavinoha
  3. Cerebral Palsy, Krestin Radonovich and Anne-Marie Slinger-Constant
  4. Cystic Fibrosis, Michelle Murray
  5. Diabetes, Eve N. Fontaine and Gregory Snyder
  6. Down Syndrome, Sarika U. Peters and Nirupama S. Madduri
  7. Encephalitis and Meningitis, Lauren S. Krivitzky
  8. Endocrinological Disorders, Shahal Rozenblatt
  9. Epilepsy, Kristy S. Hagar
  10. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Karin S. Walsh and Emily F. Law
  11. HIV/AIDS, Jillian C. Schneider and Karin S. Walsh
  12. Hydrocephalus, Peter L. Stavinoha and Sarah Schnoebelen
  13. Lead Exposure, Bonny J. Forrest
  14. Leukemia, Julie K. Ries and Susan A. Scarvalone
  15. Migraine Headache, Laura Slap-Shelton
  16. Sickle Cell Disease, Kimberly M. Rennie and Julie Panepinto
  17. Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Jennifer A. Janusz, Joette James, and Ann C. Halbower
  18. Solid Organ Transplant, Crista E. Wetherington and Peter J. Duquette
  19. Spina Bifida, Denise Phalon Cascio and Julie K. Ries
  20. Stroke, Cynthia A. Smith
  21. Traumatic Brain Injury, Dixie J. Woolston and Peter L. Stavinoha

  22. Index