Homebound instruction for students with chronic illness: reducing risk outside of the box
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Submission date: 2014-03-27
Acceptance date: 2014-03-30
Online publication date: 2014-05-16
Publication date: 2014-05-15
Health Psychology Report 2014;2(1):1–9
Students with chronic illness are at risk for a host of academic and social problems. The risk is exacerbated when students are unable to attend school short term or long term due to medical problems. Educators may be able to reduce academic and social risk for students with chronic illness through effective homebound instruction. However, there remain many barriers to effective homebowund instruction. Effective interdisciplinary and community coordination, development of policies, teacher support, inclusion of families, and use of technology can be combined to overcome these barriers and create effective homebound programs and policies. The result is reduced risk for the large and vulnerable population of students with chronic illness.
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