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Batshaw ML, ed. 2002. Children with disabilities: A medical primer (5th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, 870 pp.

Brookes Publishing
P.O. Box 10624
Baltimore, MD 21285-0624

Telephone: (800) 638-3775
Secondary Telephone: (410) 337-9580
Fax: (410) 337-8539
E-mail: custserv@brookespublishing.com
Website: http://www.brookespublishing.com
$69.95, plus shipping and handling.

Written primarily for a health care audience (special educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, social workers, child life specialists) and health care students, this book has found an additional audience in parents and in others who work with families of children with special health needs. Information on a wide range of topics is covered: heredity, birth defects, normal fetal growth and development, labor and delivery, premature birth, nutrition, oral health, brain and nervous system, bones and muscles, and normal and abnormal development. Additional chapters cover specific problems of substance abuse during fetal development, vision, hearing, speech and language, autism, attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, neural tube defects, epilepsy. and traumatic brain injury. The final chapters discuss interventions, how families cope with a child with special needs; special education services, promoting adaptive behavior, technological assistance, rehabilitation and exercise, ethical dilemmas, family-centered services, transition issues, and health care delivery systems and financing issues. Appendices include a glossary, a brief description of certain syndromes, a list of commonly used medications, and a list of resources for children with disabilities. An index concludes the book. Illustrations to supplement the narrative are provided in numerous tables and figures.

    Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Fetal development, Child health, Developmental stages, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Congenital abnormalities, Autism, Attention deficit disorder, Hyperactivity, Learning disabilities, Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy, Interventions, Transitions, Family centered services

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    Irish K, Schumacher R, Lombardi J. 2004. Head Start comprehensive services: A key support for early learning in poor children. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 8 pp, (Head Start series, policy brief no. 4).

    Center for Law and Social Policy
    1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20036

    Telephone: (202) 906-8000
    Fax: (202) 842-2885
    E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact
    Website: http://www.clasp.org
    Available from the website.

    This policy brief describes the range of Head Start services to support families and early learning. The brief presents Program Information Report data and, when possible, compares it to national data. Topics include children and families served, the comprehensive service concept, health services, and family services and parental involvement. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the brief.

    Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Head Start, Families, Parents, Health services, Early childhood development, Learning, Family support, Data analysis, Low income groups

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    Henshaw MM. [2004]. Evaluating service-learning programs in dental education. [Seattle, WA]: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, 133 pp.

    Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
    University of Washington Box 354809
    Seattle, WA 98195-4809

    Telephone: (206) 666-3406
    E-mail: ccphuw@u.washington.edu
    Website: http://www.ccph.info
    Available from the website.

    This monograph explains how to evaluate service learning programs designed to address dental and dental hygiene students' competencies, including competencies in patient-centered care, managing diverse patient populations, successfully functioning in a multicultural work environment, and serving as a leader of an oral health care team. Topics include fundamentals of service learning, the importance of evaluating service learning programs, approaches to planning and designing evaluations, and sample evaluation tools (including surveys and focus groups). Bibliographies and a glossary are also included.

    Keywords: Oral health, Dental education, Program evaluation, Professional training, Dentists, Dental hygienists, Service learning, Educational psychology

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    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Oral Health Division. 2006. Oral health for families with special health care needs. [Columbia, SC]: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health, 64 pp.

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health
    2600 Bull Street
    Columbia, SC 29201

    Telephone: (803) 898-3432
    Website: http://www.scdhec.gov/index.htm
    Available from the website.

    This resource guide is designed to give parents and other caregivers tips on oral hygiene and oral health care for children and youth with special health care needs. Topics include selecting and adapting a toothbrush, addressing challenges, providing good nutrition, encouraging safety, and going to the dentist. Contents also include information sheets for specific conditions, state and national organizations, and service information.

    Keywords: Oral health, Children with special health care needs, Adolescent's with special health care needs, Family support services, Learning activities, Educational materials, State programs, South Carolina

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    Yineman K. 2008. North Dakota State Oral Health Collaborative Systems Grant: End of project final report. Bismarck, ND: North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 8 pp, plus conference summary (19 pp).

    National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
    Georgetown University Box 571272
    Washington, DC 20057-1272

    Telephone: (202) 784-9771
    Fax: (202) 784-9777
    E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
    Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
    Available at no charge; also available from the web site.

    This final report summarizes North Dakota's progress in building oral health awareness, education, and community consensus into programs with funding from the State Oral Health Collaborative Systems grant program for the period September 1, 2004, to August 31, 2007. Contents include the project's goal, objectives, accomplishments, and constraints. Topics include educating primary care health professionals about the importance of oral health, facilitating oral health education, and assessing the oral health of elementary school students. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

    Keywords: Oral health, Service learning, Population surveillance, Provider participation, Professional training, Service integration, Consumer education, Final reports, North Dakota, Children

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    Yoder KM. [2008]. SEAL INDIANA Final Report: State Oral Health Collaborative Systems Grant Program (SOHCS). [Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Department of Health], 5 pp.

    National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
    Georgetown University Box 571272
    Washington, DC 20057-1272

    Telephone: (202) 784-9771
    Fax: (202) 784-9777
    E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
    Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
    Available from the website.

    This report summarizes Indiana’s progress in implementing SEAL INDIANA, a statewide mobile dental sealant innovation, with funding from the State Oral Health Collaborative Systems grant for the period 2003–2007. Program background and information on the project goals and achievements and fulfillment of performance measures are discussed. Topics include collaboration between the Indiana University School of Dentistry, dentists, and the Indiana State Department of Health; the provision of oral health services (examinations, sealants, and fluoride varnish) and dental homes for children who live in rural and urban areas; service-learning experiences for dental and dental hygiene students; and research to promote oral health and access to care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

    Keywords: Oral health, Children, Dental care, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Mobile health units, Public private partnerships, Community based services, Service learning, Research, Final reports, Indiana

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    Healthy Schools Campaign, Trust for America's Health. [2013]. Health in mind: Improving education through wellness. Chicago, IL: Healthy Schools Campaign, 80 pp.

    Healthy Schools Campaign
    175 N. Franklin, Suite 300
    Chicago, IL 60606

    Telephone: (312) 419-1810
    Fax: (312) 419-1806
    Website: http://www.healthyschoolscampaign.org/
    Available from the website.

    This report presents recommendations for changes at the federal level to improve the health and academic performance of students in public elementary and secondary schools. The report begins with a discussion of health barriers to learning and educationally relevant health disparities including illness and injury, asthma, mental health issues, obesity, sexual health issues, vision and hearing impairment, and oral disease. Additional topics include preparing teachers and principals to promote student health and wellness, engaging parents to improve outcomes, incorporating health and wellness into school metrics and accountability, incorporating health and wellness into recognition programs, building capacity within the U.S. Department of Education to address student health and wellness, and placing a school nurse in every school.

    Keywords: School age children, Schools, Barriers, Learning, School health, Interagency cooperation, Coordination, Service integration, Policy development

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