Through Her Eyes:
The School And Your Special Needs Child…
6 Things You Need To Know
Devin came into this world smarter than I ever was and I knew she was going to be a challenge. She began reading shortly after her third birthday, was learning French by before age four and started Kindergarten 6 months before her fifth birthday. And if that wasn’t enough, she’s also ambidextrous. When she was diagnosed with inter cranial hypertension in September of 2010 she began losing her vision and suddenly school wasn’t easy, fun or exciting. My girl, the voracious reader, the student who catches the teacher’s mistakes, the kid who loves to learn, began to hate school. It was heartbreaking for me and it was the beginning of a long road of working with the school to meet my child’s very specific needs.
School can be one of the most difficult pieces of the puzzle in the world of the chronically ill child and their parent(s). It’s been 3 ½ years since my daughter’s health issues began and never would I have thought we’d still be dealing with them. The good news is: we’ve learned to adapt and she’s surviving…even thriving! Here are 6 things we learned about juggling school and a chronic illness.