Schools may need to access information regarding their role in supporting students with medical conditions in school.
Understanding aspects of a student’s medical condition is essential for getting to know the student, planning effective instruction and providing the right level of classroom support.
Important and accurate information about medical conditions can help teachers understand the impact on a student’s learning, social/emotional behaviour and on the classroom environment.
A teacher can be better equipped to choose effective strategies, interventions and supports when they are able to get to know students, including their strengths, interests, abilities and needs.
As supports beyond the education system are often required for students with medical needs, collaboration with parents/guardians, community partners and healthcare providers is necessary to ensure their medical needs are adequately met.