Education Issues

Treatment for childhood cancer causes disruptions in a child's education due to the side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgeries. When they do return to school, they might not be able to participate fully in school. After treatment, lasting physical and cognitive late effects might affect how a child learns. The following resources are for parents dealing with both on- and off-treatment education issues.

Educating the Child with Cancer: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

A book edited by Nancy Keene. An essential resource for families who have faced the childhood cancer diagnosis.

ACCO Newsletter Articles

Cognitive Late Effects Articles

External Web Site Resources

Ped-onc Resource Center Back-to-School Section

IEP suggestions, back-to-school letters (chicken pox letter, general letter), parents comments on sending their child back to school after a diagnosis of childhood cancer, cognitive late effects of childhood cancer, relevant articles, links to relevant articles and useful web sites, bibliography, lists of pertinent books and videos.

"The Student with a Brain Injury: Achieving Goals in Higher Education"