Episode5 Segment 6 - How will I get around the school?
Get support from a healthcare provider and your school
Sometimes walking from classroom to classroom might be a challenge. You might need to approach your healthcare provider and school to help put strategies in place, while you work on being able to do more.
Some strategies that you may be able to use at school include:
- Leaving one class early to get to the next class in time, and without the rush of other students
- Leaving books in a locker or in the classroom, so you don’t have to carry them around
- Having two sets of books – one for home and one for school or downloading textbooks onto your lap-top
- Possibly modifying the timetable, so that classes are located close together or on the ground floor
- Sitting in a seat that is close to the door, so there is easy access to come and go to/from the classroom with minimal distraction to other students
- Identifying a place where you can go to gain control of pain (as opposed to going home when pain worsens).
- Asking your friends to help you
- Identifying activities that are not as physically demanding when the pain is greater