Chronic Health-Related Disorders in Children: Collaborative Medical and Psychoeducational Interventions
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This engagingly written text provides current diagnostic and treatment information on a broad range of chronic health-related disorders that tend to be first diagnosed in childhood. A group of widely recognized psychologists and experts in their respective fields address common ailments, such as intestinal and respiratory disorders, as well as less frequent but challenging disorders such as neurocutaneous syndromes and disorders arising from sex chromosome anomalies.
Two introductory chapters frame the overarching themes for psychologists by discussing contemporary issues in collaborative practice and service delivery. Fourteen chapters provide concise and current reviews of specific disorders, including cancer, kidney disease, endocrine disorders, and craniofacial anomalies. Each chapter defines the disorder, reviews etiology and risk factors, and provides prevalence data; outlines the behavioral, medical, psychoeducational, and socio-emotional consequences of the disorder; and presents evidence-based interventions that are intended to mitigate the negative outcomes of the disorder and improve the life-long functioning of children with chronic health-related disorders. The comprehensive medical discussions are tailored for psychologists.
- Collaborative Practices for Managing Children's Chronic Health Needs
—Thomas J. Power
- Provision of Psychoeducational Services in the Schools: IDEA, Section 504, and NCLB
—Steven W. Lee and Melissa Janik
- Children With Cancer
—Michael K. Cruce
- Craniofacial Anomalies
—Kristal Ehrhardt, Michael Hixson, and Alan Poling
- Endocrine Disorders
—David E. Sandberg and Lauren Zurenda
- Epilepsy and Seizures
—Rowland P. Barrett and Henry T. Sachs, III
- Intestinal Disorders
—Steven G. Little, K. Angeleque Akin-Little, and Eric G. Waldon
- Kidney Diseases
—Sandra Chafouleas, Jessica Blom-Hoffman and Eleas J. Chafouleas
- Language-Related Disorders in Childhood
—Lea A. Theodore, Melissa A. Bray, Thomas J. Kehle, and Richard J. DioGuardi
- Neurocutaneous Syndromes
—David E. McIntosh and Megan M. Morse
- Neurological and Central Nervous System Impairments
—Frederic J. Medway
- Neuromuscular Diseases
- Pervasive Developmental Disorders
—Deborah King Kundert and Carrie L. Trimarchi
- Respiratory Impairments
—Melissa A. Bray, Thomas J. Kehle, Lea A. Theodore and Heather L. Peck
- Sex Chromosome Anomalies
—David L. Wodrich
- Visual Impairments
—James P. Donnelly
About the Editor
LeAdelle Phelps, PhD, is professor and director of the Combined Counseling Psychology/School Psychology PhD Program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), and associate dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Between 1987 and 1989, she was chief psychologist at the Traumatic Head Injury Clinic located at Still Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri. She is a fellow of APA Division 16 (School Psychology) and a member of Divisions 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) and 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology).
She has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters on such diverse health-related topics as eating disorders, prenatal alcohol and cocaine exposure, and lead poisoning. She developed the Phelps Kindergarten Readiness Scale II, a nationally standardized assessment tool evaluating learning readiness aptitudes predictive of later school achievement (revised in 2003); edited the book Health-Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Guidebook for Understanding and Educating (APA, 1998); and coauthored Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Combining Medical and Psychosocial Interventions, which was published by APA in 2002. She has been identified as the most published female in the field of school psychology. She is editor of Psychology in the Schools and serves on the editorial boards of School Psychology Quarterly, School Psychology Review, and Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.
National leadership roles include membership on the APA Committee on Accreditation (2006 COA Associate Chair) and the APA Council of Chairs of Training Councils, chairing the Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs, chairing the APA Division 16 Task Force on Training Standards in School Psychology, and serving as a liaison to the APA Board of Educational Affairs. She teaches graduate courses such as Psychopathology and Evidence-Based Interventions and Advanced Personality Assessment. She maintains a private practice specializing in neuropsychological assessment and therapeutic interventions with children and adolescents.