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Will a chronic physical illness affect my child's education?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
All kids have a baseline potential, yet with a chronic illness, time away from class for checkups/hospitalizations/therapy can add up.
The time away can mean they can fall behind their classmates.Over time the kid can catch up but the issue is a real one . Many children's hospitals make an effort to help kids keep up with their work if they are their for a longer stay.

In brief: Yes
All kids have a baseline potential, yet with a chronic illness, time away from class for checkups/hospitalizations/therapy can add up.
The time away can mean they can fall behind their classmates.Over time the kid can catch up but the issue is a real one . Many children's hospitals make an effort to help kids keep up with their work if they are their for a longer stay.
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