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Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, v27 n1 p21-33 Fall 2008

This paper presents a four-year longitudinal case study of a nine-year-old student when he was diagnosed with leukemia. Cognitive, neuropsychological, and affective functioning both pre and post chemotherapy treatment were assessed. Full neuropsychological evaluation revealed difficulties with processing speed, concentration, and organization following treatment. Psycho-educational interventions developed through interdisciplinary team collaboration resulted in significant reductions in these problems for the student. Implications and recommendations for all educators and multidisciplinary teammembers are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)

Descriptors: Medical Services, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cancer, Children, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Psychological Evaluation, Intervention, Drug Therapy, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Processes, Attention, Psychoeducational Methods, Outcomes of Treatment

Division for Physical and Health Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail: barbara.kulik[at]csun.edu; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org





Author: Lavach, John F.; Hart, Juliet E.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2633&id=EJ807725



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