How do I know if my student is progressing?
A Return to Learn Plan is effective if the student is progressing. The goal is to have the student remain symptom-free or in cases where the student returns to school with symptoms, to not exacerbate the symptoms.
The student’s Return to Learn Plan will include how to monitor the plan’s effectiveness including:
- Mode and frequency of communication between the school contact and the parent or guardian - 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 the student’s progress and make adjustments as needed
- How the student’s academic progress will be monitored
- How the student’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 student’s recovery is unique. Most students will make academic progress independently, but some students may benefit from temporary learning support or tutoring to guide their progress.
When should I be concerned?
If the student does not progress within a 4 to 6 week period or there are concerns about the student’s mental health, the parent or guardian should be advised to seek further medical advice. Other professional resources can be consulted such as the school counsellor, learning support teacher or school psychologist for further recommendations.
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