By Charles A. LeMaistre (auth.), Jan van Eys M.D., Ph.D. (eds.)
Probably no subject matters have generated extra workshops, con ferences, and lectures in drugs and schooling than the chron ically sick baby and the mandate of Public legislations 94-142. despite the varied examinations of those themes there hasn't ever been a significant discussion among doctors and educators with the kid because the concentration. those complaints characterize this sort of exact occasion. The paradigm of the medically unprecedented baby is the kid with melanoma, a toddler with a life-threatening sickness, but in addition a toddler with a excessive chance of being cured of this acute disorder. this sort of therapy is bought at a value of past due sequelae of illness and deal with ment alike. there's prejudice by contrast baby. there's overt actual exceptionality. consequently, the 5th Annual psychological future health convention of The collage of Texas method melanoma middle, division of Pediatrics, was once a stimulus to generate this discussion. whilst nationally well-known giants of their respective fields, The collage of Texas approach melanoma heart and the Houston self sustaining college District, tackle an issue, the end result transcends neighborhood main issue. This convention is going some distance past the matter of the kid with melanoma to accommodate all medically unheard of young ones. the point of interest at the wishes and expectancies for the kid makes this workshop common in application.
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Abnorm. , 70:285-289,1965. , Korn, S. The handicapped child and his family: Consonance and dissonance. J. Am. Acad. Child Psychiatry, 19:56-67, 1980. MacMillan, D. , Jones, R. , Myers, C. E. Mainstreaming the mildly retarded: Some questions, cautions and guidelines. Ment. , 14: 3-10,1976. CHAPTER 5 The Reality of Reintegration of the Medically Exceptional Child A legal Viewpoint DENNIS L. COBURN BETTY PFEFFERBAUM Following the plenary session on "The Reality," discussion groups focused on the legal liabilities and mandates surrounding the reintegration of the medically exceptional child.
Unfortunately, all ugly ducklings do not emerge from their crises as swans. Nonetheless, each deserves the right to struggle with her own crises and in that way to help predict the course of her own growth. Ultimately the children themselves will provide the means of critical assessment of this approach. REFERENCES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. , ed. The ugly duckling. In: Stories That Never Grow Old. New York: Platt & Munk, 1969, pp. 9-16. Pless, I. 1. Chronic illness and its consequences: Observations based on three epidemiologic surveys.
The success or failure of reintegration depends on the personalities, attitudes, and behaviors of those individuals directly involved in implementation. The willingness and preparation of school personnel cannot be assumed and the lack of willingness and preparation may be covertly expressed and may be more damaging than segregation itself. If the implementation fails, some may interpret the failure as evidence of a faulty principle and prejudices may become more deeply ingrained. There also is concern that one rigid model not be replaced by an equally rigid one.