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Genetic and Acquired Disorders
Current Topics and Interventions for Educators

Edited by:
  • Paul C. McCabe - Certified School Psychologist, New York, Brooklyn College and the Graduate School, City University of New York
  • Steven R. Shaw - McGill University, Canada


February 2010 | 192 pages | Corwin

Published in Association with National Association of School Psychologists

"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.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Part I. Advances in Health Care and Coping with Loss in Schools
Paul C. McCabe, Steven R. Shaw
1. Advances in Health Care and Medical Science: Presenting New Challenges for Schools
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  
Steven R. Shaw, Tiffany Chiu, Khing Su Lin
2. Grief and Bereavement: Roles for Educators
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
Shohreh M. Rezazadeh, Steven R. Shaw
3. Rare Chromosomal Disorders
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  
Paul C. McCabe, Lindsay Glasser
4. Phenylketonuria (PKU): Implications for Educators and Schools
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)  
Sarah Glaser, Tia Ouimet
5. Genetics of Autism: Theories, Findings, and Implications
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  
Paul C. McCabe, Sarah Groark, Brian Dalpiaz
6. The Biology of Shyness
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  
Jennifer E. Bruce, Sara Quirke, Steven R. Shaw
7. Families of Children with Genetic Disorders
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
Erica J. Deming, Paul C. McCabe
8. Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Biological and Behavioral Outcomes
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  
Paul C. McCabe, Caryn R. Depinna
9. Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants
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  
Jessica B. Edwards, Jessica blom-Hoffman, Debra L. Franko
10. Celiac Disease and Youth: Implications for Educators and Allied Professionals
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  
Denielle Parente, Paul McCabe
11. Post-partum Depression and its Relation to Behavior Problems in Children
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  
Adrienne Garro
12. Pediatric Responses to Asthma: An Overview for Educators
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  
Doris Paez, Gilliam W. Thomas
13. Food Allergies and Intolerances: What Educators Need to Know
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  
Sarah A. B. Wilson, W. Mark Posey, Elizabeth M. Schnieder
14. Developmental Effects of Type 1 Diabetes
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

"These resources are the answer to the challenge of keeping pace with the evolving field of student support in schools."

Katy Olweiler, Counselor
Lakeside School, Seattle, WA

“This book is a unique and thoughtful volume that provides up-to-date material on diverse disorders in school-age children. Written with the busy educator in mind, the chapters are full of useful information regarding disease impact on educational outcomes, effective classroom interventions, and the current state of research. Discussion questions and handouts are presented with each chapter. I heartily recommend this book for teachers and educational support staff.”

LeAdelle Phelps, Professor
University at Buffalo, SUNY

"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

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Preface

Chapter 1: Advances in Health Care and Medical Science


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