Genetic and Acquired Disorders
Current Topics and Interventions for Educators
- 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
School Counseling | Special Education
This concise and well-researched investigation into genetic and acquired health issues provides credibility and verifiability of data and establishes a foundation of confidence for any educator who must make policy, differentiate instruction, provide educational accommodations, offer special education services, collaborate with families, and work with the community to serve to children's medical, physical, and psychological needs.
Written for school psychologists, counsellors, administrators, and teachers, this highly practical and easy-to-understand reference describes genetic, chromosomal, and acquired disorders and discusses behavioural issues that may manifest themselves in classrooms as well as treatment options and intervention strategies. Readers will find:
- A section on chromosomal, genetic, and metabolic disorders covering topics such as phenylketonuria, the genetics of autism, the biology of shyness, and families of children with genetic disorders
- A section on acquired disorders with chapters on prenatal alcohol exposure, prenatal exposure to antidepressants, celiac disease, maternal post-partum depression and behaviour problems, asthma and quality of life, food allergies in the classroom, and diabetes.
Each chapter includes a case study, parent handouts, and a literature review based on the latest and best scientific research.
"These resources are the answer to the challenge of keeping pace with the evolving field of student support in schools."
“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.”
"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."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Advances in Health Care and Medical Science