A Clinician's Guide to Helping Children Cope and Cooperate with Medical Care
An Applied Behavioral Approach
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press
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The purpose of this book is to provide a resource for individuals who care for children with medical conditions. This includes parents and other family caregivers, as well as behavioral, mental health, medical and allied health professionals, paraprofessionals, and students. All of these individuals...
CHAPTER 1. A Child’s Experience of Medical Settings and Health Care
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An estimated 9.3 million children in the United States are receiving treatment for a chronic or recurrent health condition,1 requiring them to be seen regularly by pediatricians, family medicine practitioners, physician’s assistants, nurse specialists, and pediatric subspecialists. The prevalence of...
CHAPTER 2. Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Principles
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The information in this chapter applies to all populations of patients regardless of age, diagnosis, or developmental level. The chapter is devoted to an introduction of the fundamental terms, principles, and standards of evidence needed to understand and implement assessment and intervention...
CHAPTER 3. Parent-Child Interactions in Medical Situations
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The information in this chapter applies primarily to children between 1 and 12 years of age, regardless of diagnosis or developmental level. However, the parent-child interaction patterns that develop during these younger ages can impact both parent and youth behavioral and emotional adjustment across...
CHAPTER 4. Fundamentals of General Behavior Management for Parents and Other Caregivers
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The information in this chapter applies to all children and youth, but especially to those who are displaying challenging behaviors that occur during medical care for illness, injury, and related rehabilitation. As introduced in chapter 3, one of the roles required of parents, especially with younger children...
CHAPTER 5. Helping Young, Developmentally Delayed, and Highly Anxious Children Cooperate with Routine Physical Examinations
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Routine medical evaluation and care are, or should be, common experiences for all children, beginning in infancy with well-child visits to monitor growth and development, to manage common childhood illnesses, and to administer required immunizations. All children receiving health care...
CHAPTER 6. Helping Children, Parents, and Medical Caregivers Cope with Child Distress and Discomfort during Immunizations
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Routine immunizations are an essentially universal experience of infancy and early childhood. However, immunizations have special significance because for typically developing, healthy children, immunizations are the child’s earliest experience of iatrogenic pain. Given that in the United States...
CHAPTER 7. Cooperation and Motion Control for Diagnostic Tests and Treatments
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Diagnostic tests such as X-rays, computerized tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, electroencephalograms (EEGs), polysomnography (PSG), and sonograms (ultrasound) require the child to assume a specified physical position and to hold still for the duration of...
CHAPTER 8. Cooperation with Vision and Hearing Tests and Treatments
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The information in this chapter is relevant to infants, preschoolers, and early-school-age children, as well as all individuals with IDD. Sensory impairment in childhood may be part of a multiple-disability disorder or may occur in otherwise-healthy children. Severe sensory deficits in childhood...
CHAPTER 9. Cooperation and Adherence with Breathing Treatments and Respiratory Assistance Technology
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Breathing disorders may occur in any child, adolescent, or adult, but several characteristics increase the risk that health-threatening breathing disorders will occur. Breathing disorders occur more frequently in individuals with IDD. Especially high risk groups include children with adenotonsillar...
CHAPTER 10. Teaching Children to Swallow Pills and Capsules
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For the purposes of this chapter, compliance and cooperation will be used interchangeably to discuss the immediate behavior required for ingesting medication when presented. The term adherence will be used to refer to reliably taking medication over time according to the prescribed dosage...
CHAPTER 11. Adherence with Oral Medication and Other Medical Self-Care
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Ingesting oral medication, conducting blood glucose tests, administering injections, performing breathing (e.g., nebulizer) treatments, wearing a breathing mask while sleeping, self-catheterization, and suctioning a tracheostomy are some of the many health care procedures with which...
CHAPTER 12. Teaching Children with Chronic Medical Conditions to Cope with Repeated Needle Sticks and Other Painful Procedures
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This chapter addresses the specific needs of children of all ages who have chronic or recurrent medical conditions that require them to cooperate and cope with repeated painful medical procedures such as blood tests, injections, and placement of intravenous lines (IVs). Chapter 6 focused on...
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Page Count: 272
Illustrations: 19 b&w illus.
Publication Year: 2013