Children who have had treatment for cancer may find it challenging to go back to school. A child may have side effects that teachers should know about. They may look different and may have lower energy. Having a brain tumour can affect your child’s learning.
The most important part of sending your child back to school is to plan ahead. This will help make the return to school more successful and supportive for your child, your family and the school.
There are resources to help plan for your child’s return to and ongoing support at school. Your nurse clinician in the outpatient clinic can give you information that can help going back to school easier.
School Support CureSearch
Guidance for school personnel, parents
Taking a Closer Look (PDF)
Reintegrating Students with Brain Injury Back to School in BC
Teaching Students with Acquired Brain Injury (PDF)
A Resource Guide for Schools
Ministry of Children and Family
Children and Youth with Special Needs
BC Brain Injury Association
Improving the quality of life for all Canadians affected by acquired brain injury and promoting its prevention.