How do I know if my child is progressing?

A Return to Learn Plan is effective if your child is progressing. The goal is to have your child remain symptom-free or in cases where a child returns to school with symptoms, to not exacerbate the symptoms.

Your child’s Return to Learn Plan should include how to monitor the plan’s effectiveness including:

  • Mode and frequency of communication between you and the school contact - this could be using school agendas, email, and phone calls
  • Mode and frequency of communication between the school contact and the teachers
  • Timing of regular meetings to discuss your child’s progress and make adjustments as needed
  • How your child’s academic progress will be monitored
  • How your child’s emotional adjustment is monitored, by whom and what actions to take should there be concerns
  • Any issues that develop and what strategies will be implemented to address those issues

Each child’s recovery is unique. Most will make academic progress independently, but some children may benefit from temporary learning support or tutoring to guide their progress.

When should I be concerned?

If your child does not progress within a 4 to 6 week period or if you are concerned about your child’s mental health, you should seek further medical advice. In addition, other professional resources can be consulted such as the school counsellor, learning support teacher or school psychologist for further recommendations.

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A Return to Learn Plan should include how to monitor your child's progress