Back to School - 504 plan basics
As our children and young adults head back to their places of education, we prepare for a new school year full of learning and exploration. For some youngsters, new beginnings can mean anxiety, sadness and daily struggles to success in the classroom. Many of our young patients have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression or ADHD. Some have dyslexia, dysgraphia, auditory or sensory processing disorders, which make the learning environment more of a challenge. On diagnosis of a learning disability or chronic illness, parents can request for a 504 learning support plan for their child’s education. Below is a guide on what happens when you venture down this path for your child’s wellbeing at school.
Dr Clodagh Ryan