Working with Your Child’s School After Brain Injury

Working with Your Child’s School After Brain Injury

Why is it important to notify the school after my child’s brain injury?

Notifying the school after your child has a brain injury is important. School professionals need to be aware of changes in your child’s ability to learn so they can provide proper support.

Some examples of changes to tell the school about include:

  • If you notice changes in your child’s abilities
  • If your child has a problem with fatigue
  • If your child’s memory has been affected
  • If you notice your child’s behavior has changed after the injury

Are there special supports in school for my child after a brain injury?

Parents can work with educators to develop a plan — the individualized education plan (IEP) — to help their child succeed in school. An IEP describes the goals the school team sets for a child during the school year, as well as any special support needed to help achieve them.