An unlikely advocate: the role of the school nurse with children who have dyslexia

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jacqueline K. Debrew, Clinical Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: School nurses are often the first line of advocacy for children when problems arise. One common learning disability, dyslexia, requires advocacy from the school nurse. However, due to lack of knowledge, misunderstandings, and misconceptions about the disorder, the school nurse may feel inadequate in an advocacy role. This article describes dyslexia, including warning signs, so that school nurses can be better prepared to assess for signs, provide intervention, and advocate for struggling children and families.

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NASN School Nurse
Language: English
Date: 2014
learning disabilities, dyslexia, school nursing, advocacy, pediatrics

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