After a hospitalization, going back to school can be scary for children, especially if they have been absent a long time. This may be harder if their illness or injury has caused them to have different needs than before the hospitalization.
When your child is admitted to the hospital, a teacher will meet with you and your child to assess any academic needs. If needed, the hospital teacher will connect with the staff at your child’s school. If needed, appropriate academic and supports will be arranged to help ease the transition for your child. Classroom presentations can be coordinated to help peers better understand your child’s illness or injury.
Re-entry services can include:
- Assisting with transition back into the classroom.
- Attending IEP/504 meetings
- Assessing accommodations needed for return to school
- Working with families on special education processes.
- Coordinating homebound services when appropriate.
- Educating school staff and students regarding medical diagnosis and related educational and emotional needs.
For more information, please call the classroom at 602-933-1706 or email the teachers at OneDarnCoolSchool@Phoenixchildrens.com.