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Episode5 Segment 6 - How will I get around the school?

Fast Fact

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

User Activity

This activity is about identifying strategies that you could use to help you move around the school environment.

Instruction

Listed below are some strategies to help you move around the school environment:

Leaving one class early to get to the next class in time, without the rush of other students

Using a lift

Leaving books in a locker or in the classroom, so you don’t have to carry them around

Modifying the timetable so that classes are located close together or on the ground floor

Having two sets of books – one for home and one for school

Identifying a place where you can go to gain control of pain (as opposed to going home)

Downloading text books onto your lap-top

Asking your friends to help you

Sitting in a seat that is close to the door so there is easy access to come and go to the classroom with minimal distraction to other students

Identifying activities that are not as physically demanding to do when the pain is greater