Facilitating the Learning Experience of Children and AYAs During and After Cancer Treatment

Nicole Gutman, MS, and Mary Kay Irwin, EdD

Recorded on May 19, 2020

Children, adolescents, and young adults (AYAs) face unique challenges when returning to school during or after cancer treatment. In this episode, Nicole Gutman, MS, a School Intervention Consultant, and Mary Kay Irwin, EdD, Director of School Health, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, describe the psychosocial, educational, and cognitive effects cancer has on a child/AYA, their parents, siblings, and classmates. They discuss age appropriate interventions to assist families, address strategies to help meet the students’ needs, review laws that protect pediatric cancer survivors’ rights, and identify resources to support families and school personnel.
JML Nicole Gutman, MS
School Intervention Consultant
sulis Mary Kay Irwin, EdD
Director of School Health
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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