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How to support the learning of children with medical needs?

If you are a teacher at any educational level, or work in a hospital, you know how essential innovative pedagogical methods are to support the learning of children with medical needs.

Join LeHo WEBINARS to learn about innovative tools and relevant resources for home and hospital education practitioners, stakeholders and interested parties.

12 webinars (6 national and 6 international) will take place between May and November 2016, held in English, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish. For a detailed schedule, topics and language versions please check the information on the LeHo Hub.

Approximately 20% of all school-age children have a significant medical condition and research indicates that this rate will most likely increase, as diseases that were once fatal are now treatable. Most teachers, in fact, will interact with a student having a medical condition at some point during their career.

Medical conditions can negatively impact several aspects of child development, from comprising academic achievement to reducing quality of life and self-esteem. Due to these difficulties, delivering educational activities to these children is not an easy task as their life is permeated with psychological and physical burdens and sometimes these burdens can create a fracturing life event. Children with a medical condition often experience extended or sporadic school absences that can require significant educational adaptations.

Within this context, ICT can play a key role in providing better communication and enabling access to education during the period of absence from mainstream school.

LeHo has created an online hub and is organising this series of webinars to provide effective tools and relevant resources for home and hospital education practitioners, stakeholders and other interested parties.

Via the LeHo hub, you are invited to learn from and share your experiences with other people from different countries and cultures or to find peers and colleagues in the national communities.