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Interdisciplinary Panel on the Importance of Supporting Children Special Healthcare Needs: A View from Aspiring Special Educators and Child Life Specialists

The purpose of this panel discussion was to address key topics to consider when working with children with special healthcare needs. This panel aims to elaborate on personal experiences that have impacted perceptions and background knowledge. Additionally, strategies for support children within the hospital and classroom settings are key topics that should be considered. Finally, this panel intends to provide stakeholders with resources, models for collaboration, and key considerations in confidentiality for this population of children. This panel of aspiring special educators and child life specialist discuss the impacts of being a part of an interdisciplinary program on their future practices.

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