What Teachers need to know

Serious and chronic illnesses can affect a child socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. Find out the different issues which may arise, and some strategies you can employ to deal with them.

What to expect

Learn the common effects of a serious illness on a child's education.

Impaired executive functioning

Executive functioning is the high-level mental ability required for everyday control and organisation. Find out how to tell if a serious illness has impaired a child's executive functioning, and some teaching strategies to help deal with this.

Helping social development

Find out how illness can impair a child's social skills and how to help them develop resilience and social skills.

Helpful Teaching Strategies

Take a look at some of the ways you can prepare for a seriously ill student before and during their return to the classroom.

For Teachers Health Conditions