When the normal pattern of schooling is interrupted due to a child's hospitalization, it is important for patients to feel that they can continue to be involved with schoolwork.
The goals of the hospital school are:
- To make the transition from hospital back to school as smooth as possible for the patient and classmates.
- To maintain academic involvement with the patient's home school and teachers.
- To utilize hospitalization as a unique and positive learning experience.
The certified teacher of the hospital school is part of a multi-disciplinary team that works closely with the whole health care team.
The hospital school is a unique learning environment that includes:
- On-site classroom
- Group schooling
- Bedside tutoring
- Multimedia and online computers
The teacher can be contacted at 401-444-8457.