Children with Chronic Health Conditions

Kathleen K. M. Deidrick and Elena Harlan Drewel

in The Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199733989
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Children with Chronic Health Conditions

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Children with chronic health conditions form a heterogeneous group at increased risk for cognitive and emotional difficulties that may lead to difficulties in academic and social environments. Rehabilitation psychologists are in a unique position to provide support to children with chronic health conditions due to their expertise in neuropsychology, mental health, and psychological aspects of illness and disability. However, research in pediatric rehabilitation psychology is limited by small sample sizes, cross-sectional research designs, and a lack of empirically supported interventions that are population and domain specific. In the future, research in these areas will provide a rich literature to guide work in pediatric rehabilitation psychology.

Keywords: Pediatrics; chronic health condition; neurodevelopmental; rehabilitation; epilepsy; cerebral palsy

Article.  13951 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology ; Developmental Psychology

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