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Children with Special Healthcare Needs: In the Hospital, at Home, and in School

This course will explore the personal, educational, social and familial dimensions of childhood health conditions, including a focus on the educational law and how it applies to children with special health care needs. Children with severe and chronic illness often spend more time in school and at home than in the hospital. We will address the impact of these transitions on cognitive, social, and emotional development through the use of vignettes. This course will address the ways in which workers in the health care, school and community settings can help the children, their families, and their peers adapt successfully to the stressors they all encounter. Prerequisite: EDUC 821.