Handbook of Children with Special Health Care Needs

  • David Hollar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Carol A. Page, Patricia D. Quattlebaum
    Pages 23-46
  3. Ann I. Alriksson-Schmidt, Judy K. Thibadeau
    Pages 87-105
  4. Irma M. Munoz-Baell, Carlos Alvarez-Dardet, M. Teresa Ruiz-Cantero, Emilio Ferreiro-Lago
    Pages 107-130
  5. Jugnoo S. Rahi, A. Lola Solebo
    Pages 131-152
  6. Diane Beaseley Whitaker, Elana M. Scheiner
    Pages 153-167
  7. Nancy J. Murray, Mary Anderson Hartley
    Pages 169-188
  8. Elisabetta Walters, Elizabeth Lutge, Robert P. Gie
    Pages 189-211
  9. Yann Mikaeloff
    Pages 213-230
  10. Bent Nørgaard Pedersen, David Michael Hougaard
    Pages 259-269
  11. Jennifer L. Rowland
    Pages 335-351
  12. Jo Ann Ford, Judson Workman, Navid Masoudi, Mary Huber, Theresa Mayer, Karel Pancocha
    Pages 353-368
  13. Chad A. Rose, Stephen Allison, Cynthia G. Simpson
    Pages 383-397
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 415-415

About this book


Handbook of Children with Special Health Care Needs

David Hollar, editor

Children with chronic conditions, developmental disorders, and birth defects

represent a sizeable minority of American children—as many as one in five.

Often their families have financial or other issues limiting their access to

appropriate care, thus limiting their adult prospects as well. Compounding the

problem, many valuable resources concerning this population are difficult to

access although they may be critical to the practitioners

who work to deliver quality care and services. In response, the

Handbook of Children with Special Health Care Needs assembles research,

applied, and policy perspectives reflecting the range of children’s problems

requiring special services. Widely studied conditions (e.g., communication

disorders, substance abuse) and those receiving lesser attention (e.g.,

tuberculosis) are covered, as are emerging ideas such as the “medical home”

concept of continuity of care. Contributors offer screening and evaluation

methods, research guidelines, and diagnostic and treatment interventions to

inform the greatest spectrum of readers, including: Quality of life in children

diagnosed with ADHD or specific learning disabilities Evaluating school-aged

children with visual impairments Deaf culture advocates on deaf learners’

education Oral health access issues in children requiring special services

Diagnostic and treatment issues in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders Addressing

and preventing bullying of children with special health care needs Its

interdisciplinary outlook makes the Handbook of Children with Special Health

Care Needs a vital, forward-looking text for pediatricians, early childhood and special education professionals, disability advocates, social workers, and providers for children with special health care needs.


ADHD AERA Adolescents Autism Birth Defects CSHCN Disability Maternal and Child Health Public Health Policy Special Education Special Needs biopsychosocial

Editors and affiliations

  • David Hollar
    • 1
  1. 1.Chapel HillUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-2334-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-2335-5
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