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Whenever possible, children and teenagers should stay a part of the classroom even when they are away from school because of cancer treatment.
Students need to feel like they are not forgotten. Staying connected provides a bit of normalcy in a world that is anything but normal.
How children remain a part of the classroom is up to the patient, family, teachers, and classmates. There are many tools that make it possible, and there’s no right or wrong way to do it.
If you don’t have a computer or online access, there are organizations that can help.
Keeping connected on a regular basis will also help tremendously when patients are ready to return to school. They will know more about what has been going on, and the transition can go more smoothly.
Reviewed: June 2018