The lived experience of schooling the child with cognitive late effects of cancer treatment
KeywordsAntineoplastic Agents -- adverse effects.
Radiotherapy -- adverse effects.
Neoplasms -- rehabilitation.
Caregivers -- education.
AdvisorHaase, Joan E.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this secondary analysis study was to explore the lived experience of schooling a child with cognitive deficits as a result of late effects of central nervous system cancer therapy. The sample consisted of seven female participants who provided a rich description of their experience. Audiotaped interviews were analyzed using an adaptation of Colaizzi's seven-step procedure. Eleven major themes emerged: Watching the Academic Downslide, Dealing with the Academic Downslide, Teachers Setting the Tone, Parent-Teacher Interactions, Working the (School) System, Specific Strategies to Address the Academic Problem, Homework, Ways of Caring for Oneself, Hopes and Fears, Living with the Cure, and Hope Continues. An essential structure was derived from the data.
Degree ProgramGraduate College