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Education Issues

Treatment for childhood cancer causes disruptions in a child’s education due to the side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgeries. When they do return to school, they might not be able to participate fully in school. After treatment, lasting physical and cognitive late effects might affect how a child learns. The following resources are for parents dealing with both on- and off-treatment education issues.

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ACCO offers FREE Books & Resources for Families of Children with Cancer

Educating the Child with Cancer: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

A book edited by Ruth Hoffman. An essential resource for families who have faced the childhood cancer diagnosis.

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ACCO Newsletter Articles

Your Child and the Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Neuropsychological Testing: An Excerpt from Educating the Child with Cancer

Cognitive Late Effects Articles

Cognitive Late Effects in Leukemia Survivors
Cognitive Late Effects To The Brain

External Web Site Resources

Ped-onc Resource Center Back-to-School Section:  IEP suggestions, back-to-school letters (chicken pox letter, general letter), parents comments on sending their child back to school after a diagnosis of childhood cancer, cognitive late effects of childhood cancer, relevant articles, links to relevant articles and useful web sites, bibliography, lists of pertinent books and videos.