Missed school days and late effects can make education challenging for pediatric cancer patients and survivors. This is why ASK has created an education toolkit to help guide parents, teachers and doctors in creating a plan to support the child in the classroom. This toolkit was made possible with a grant from the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
How to Use the Toolkit
Let Alma Morgan walk you through the Education Toolkit and how it's intended to be used by patients, schools, and hospitals.
Adjusting to the New Virtual School Year
article written in partnership with Better2gether RVA, by Debbie Glasser, PhD
With the new school year just around the corner, many parents have more questions than answers about how to navigate the new world of virtual learning. These questions often take on additional significance for parents caring for children with special needs and chronic medical conditions. Such questions include:
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, "Coping with Childhood Leukemia and Lymphoma"
- Children's Oncology Group, "Health Link: Educational Issues Following Treatment for Childhood Cancer"
- Children's Oncology Group, "Health Link: Emotional Issues After Childhood Cancer"
- Leukemia Lymphoma Society, "14 Essential Things to Know When Childhood Cancer Touches Your School"
- Understood.com, "Slow Processing Speed and Anxiety: What You Need to Know"