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  • Education: What teachers should know

    Posted by Danielle "Dani" Liptak on February 11, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    What teachers should know about a student with MD?

    Students with MD may:

    • require tutoring or additional time to make up assignments
    • need frequent bathroom breaks or visits to the school nurse for medications
    • be at risk of bullying
    • need extra set of items for school and home such as books/notebooks, so they don’t need to carry in their bags
    • their symptoms might not show yet but they might feel tired but not want to admit it in front of other classmates.
    • need an individualized education plan (IEP) or 504 education plan
    • need adaptive or assistive technological devices in the classroom (such as a keyboard for writing)
    • use a wheelchair or wear joint braces
    • use a ventilator for breathing
    • need additional time to take tests and quizzes
    • require additional time to get to other classes or use of an elevator
    • need special considerations about lateness, absences,
    • shortened school days, and missed class work and homework due to physical therapy sessions

    What are some other things you would tell someone with a newly diagnosed child who is going to school ?What have been your experiences with the school systems ability to adapt to the needs of your child with MD?

    Danielle "Dani" Liptak replied 5 years, 2 months ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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