What types of actions/adjustments will a teacher in the school setting need to make for a child with the Disease/Illness/Disorder/Health Condition?

Public Health

Research Report Requirements: Must use school aged individuals (4-18 yrs) for your target population

Name of Disease/Illness/Disorder/Health Condition: Identify name, common and medical terms used.

State a description of the Disease/Illness/Disorder/Health Condition.

What is the causative agent? (name of pathogen, risk factors, behaviors)

What is/are the mode(s) of transmission? How does the disease/Illness/Condition develop?

What are the signs? (objective indicator(s), measurable, visible signs of illness such as rash, fever, bleeding, and/or the behavior)

What are the symptoms? (subjective indicators of illness usually difficult to measure such as pain, fatigue, weakness, restlessness)

If applicable:

Incubation period of disease? (time between pathogen entering system/body and the appearance of signs/symptoms).

Communicable/Contagious period? (time period in which the disease can be spread from one person to another)

Incidence and Prevalence: Provide the incidence and prevalence of the Disease/Illness/Disorder/Health Condition. Are the numbers increasing or decreasing? Are there any trends?

Treatment:

Are there treatments available?

What is the treatment?

Where and how is the Disease/Illness/Disorder/Health Condition treated?

Prevention:

Discuss preventative measures that can be taken.

Community Impact:

What is being done at the federal, state, and community level to prevent and treat this disease.

Are there any community, school, research programs in place?

Implications for the Educator/Teacher:

What types of actions/adjustments will a teacher in the school setting need to make for a child with the Disease/Illness/Disorder/Health Condition?

Prevention: How could the school or classroom teacher prevent transmission?

Classroom Environment: What modifications might be required?

Adaptations of the curriculum: What types of curriculum changes will the teacher make for a student(s) with this disease/health condition?

Sample Topics:

Anemia Fetal Alcohol syndrome

Anorexia nervosa Heart Disease

Arthritis Hepatitis A

Asthma Hepatitis B

Autism spectrum disorder HIV/AIDS

Asperger’s syndrome Lead Poisoning

Allergies Learning Disabilities

ADD/ADHD Leukemia

Anxiety Muscular Dystrophy

Bulimia Meningitis

Brain Tumors Obesity

Cerebral Palsy Suicide

Cancer Scoliosis

Cystic Fibrosis Spina Bifida

Depression Substance abuse

Dental Caries Tourette’s syndrome

Diabetes Type 1 Tuberculosis

Diabetes Type 2 Teen Pregnancy

Downs Syndrome Tobacco Use

Epilepsy Unintentional Injuries

 

What types of actions/adjustments will a teacher in the school setting need to make for a child with the Disease/Illness/Disorder/Health Condition?