Inservices for Educators

Inservices for educators

We understand that there may be many questions and concerns when a student with a serious health condition or special need comes to school. Among other worries, educators need to know:

  • how to keep the student safe at school
  • the impact of a serious illness on the student, especially if it is anticipated to get worse
  • the impact on other students
  • how to protect the student's privacy
  • how to keep the student caught up academically
  • how to keep the required records

Each presentation is approximately 60 minutes in duration, including time for questions and answers. Specific presentations and conferences can be arranged for case-specific needs or to plan for individual students with special health needs. Presentations are provided by interactive televideo (ITV) or interactive distance learning (IDL), and are provided to participating districts without charge. If you do not have the necessary equipment in your school, check with your high school, library or community hospital. Continuing education credits may be available to school nurses, psychologists, social workers and others.

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All presentations are available in person, or via interactive televideo. For more information, or to schedule a presentation, please contact:

Kathy Davis, MSEd, PhD
Associate Professor
Project Director, Connected Kansas Kids
Director, KU Kids Healing Place
University of Kansas Medical Center
913-588-6305
kdavis2@kumc.edu

Connected Kansas Kids staff development

  1. From Regulations to Alphabet Soup
    1. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
    2. No Child Left Behind
    3. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    4. From IDEA to NCLB
  2. Inclusion
  3. Historical Perspectives in Special Education
  4. Partnering with Parents in Special Education
  5. Communicating and Teaming with Physicians and other Health Care Providers
  6. Supporting Siblings and Peers of Students who are Chronically Ill
  7. Learning Disabilities
  8. Dyslexia
  9. Communication Disorders
  10. Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  11. Hearing and Vision Impairments
  12. Attention Deficit Disorder
  13. Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Services
  14. Obesity in Childhood
  15. Other Health Impaired
  16. Relaxation Strategies for Children
  17. Child Abuse and Neglect
  18. Chronic Absence and School Avoidance
  19. Bullying and Bullies
  20. Specific Health Issues Capitol building.
    1. Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Special Health Needs
    2. Students or Patients with Physical Impairments
    3. Students or Patients who are Other Health Impaired
    4. Students or Patients with Orthopedic Impairments
    5. Students or Patients with Asthma
    6. Students or Patients with Cancer
    7. Students or Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
    8. Students or Patients with Diabetes
    9. Students or Patients with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus
    10. Students or Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia
    11. Students or Patients with Spina Bifida
    12. Students or Patients with Muscular Dystrophy
    13. Students or Patients with Dandy-Walker Syndrome
    14. Students or Patients with Tourette's Syndrome
    15. The Ventilator Dependent Child
    16. Common Pediatric Chronic Illnesses (including cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, lupus, asthma, sickle cell anemia and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) — 90 minutes
    17. Learning Challenges Associated with Chronic Illness
    18. Cognitive Disabilities Associated with Brain Tumors, Leukemia and Sickle Cell Anemia
    19. Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome:  Medical and Educational Exacerbations
  21. End-Of-Life Issues
    1. Community Response at a Child's End-of-Life
    2. End-of-Life Support in School: When it is Time to Say Goodbye
    3. The Grieving Child:  Losses of Childhood from Divorce to Death
    4. Focusing on the Needs of the School Community when a Child is Terminally Ill (individualized session addressing needs of a specific child, family, school and community)

All presentations are available in person, or via interactive televideo. For more information, or to schedule a presentation, please contact:

Kathy Davis, MSEd, PhD
Associate Professor
Project Director, Connected Kansas Kids
Director, KU Kids Healing Place
University of Kansas Medical Center
913-588-6305
kdavis2@kumc.edu