Returning to school after a hospitalization can be an important step in your child’s recovery and rehabilitation. A key ingredient for this process to go well is good communication.
As a parent or caregiver, you are in a unique position to help coordinate information-sharing between the hospital and school, as well as advocate for your child. This may seem like a big challenge; it may even feel overwhelming. Your child’s health care and school teams will help you and work with you. We’ve compiled information and suggestions from parents, teachers, school nurses and other organizations to help you.