Help at school

Hydrocephalus

It makes a huge difference for me to know that there is an adult at my school who knows all about my condition and who I can talk to if I am worried or unwell.

 

How my condition might impact my learning

  • I may have difficulty in organising myself which might delay me in starting an activity.
  • I may rely on my neighbour and copy their work without understanding what I am doing.

 What you (teachers) can do to help

  • I might need you to help me establish routines using visual prompts.
  • Breaking down tasks into smaller chunks will help me to understand more easily.
  • As I may give up easily or run out of time to complete my work, giving me a visual representation of time and small manageable chunks of work really helps.
  • Keep an eye on me as any particular sudden change or deterioration in my behaviour may mean that I am experiencing medical problems with my shunt. If this happens please contact my parents / carers immediately.I may benefit from multisensory resources to support my understanding of number concepts and letter shapes.
  • I may have poor writing skills and would benefit from supportive resources i.e. a sloping desk and uncluttered, written instructions.