Hospital Educator and Academic Liaison Association

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Additional Educational Resources

Recorded Webinars

Webinar:Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors – Supporting Their Educational Needs

Presented by: Marybeth Morris and Lisa Northman

With the advancement of medical treatments for childhood cancer, survival rates for pediatric cancer patients have increased significantly. As long-term survival rates increase, however, the neurocognitive deficits associated with particular types of treatments have become apparent.

A group of international attendees joined us on October 1, 2015 for an informative presentation delivered by Directors from the Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorder Center’s School Liaison Program. This webinar was designed to provide background information on the neurocognitive sequelae of pediatric cancer survivors and how these difficulties impact their educational experience. If you missed the webinar, you can view the recorded version by  clicking here.

School Support for Students with Chronic Medical Conditions

Presented by: Megan Elam and Mary Kay Irwin

As many as 43% of students in the United States are affected by chronic illness, according to current prevalence data. It is likely that a number of children with a long-term illness or lasting effects of an illness may be present in any given classroom.  Education policies designed for students with disabilities are often used in supporting students with chronic illness, but this approach frequently falls short of meeting their unique needs. In this webinar, you will learn about the implications of pediatric chronic illnesses for educational achievement and psychosocial development, both short-term and long-term, and explore how to modify classroom practices to meet the needs of these students. This webinar is intended for preservice and inservice teachers, clinicians, administrators, school counselors, and others  who work with students with chronic illness.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this program, you will be able to:


Describe the educational and psychosocial implications of various pediatric chronic  illnesses

Discuss how classroom practices may be modified to better support children with chronic medical conditions

Use suggested frameworks to gather educationally relevant information about chronic health issues of children in your classroom


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