Information for Mental Health Providers Working with Children who have Chronic Illnesses

Assessment of Children’s School Functioning

Author(s): Laura Nabors

Pp: 73-89 (17)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608058907114010008

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This chapter reviews ideas for assessment of children’s school functioning and adds information about written care plans in the school setting, which are termed Individual Education Plans and Section 504 plans in the United States. Literature on school planning for children with special health care needs is reviewed and roles of the school psychologist are outlined. Resources for special education teams, to enhance knowledge about child chronic medical conditions, are presented.

Keywords: Academic skills, assessment, educational planning, school behaviors, school functioning, school psychologist.

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