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When should a person with a spinal cord injury return to school?

When should a person with a spinal cord injury return to school?

Terrie Price, PhD

Neuropsychologist/Director of Neuropsychology and Family Services, Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, Missouri

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I would say that decision is based on a number of factors; both how stable their health is, and if they have mastered some basic mobility issues in the community. But if that’s their goal, then that should be the goal of rehab. If I’m going to go... Show More

I would say that decision is based on a number of factors; both how stable their health is, and if they have mastered some basic mobility issues in the community. But if that’s their goal, then that should be the goal of rehab. If I’m going to go to school—“How am I going to get around in that school environment?” “How am I going to get to school?” We want to connect them with the best resources in the school to help them answer that question. So that may be driven by some medical-stability issues, but I think as much as anything, “Have we started to gear our goals towards that?” As soon as an individual can get back to more activities the more normal, if you will, their life feels.

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When should a person with a spinal cord injury return to school?

Terrie Price, PhD

Neuropsychologist/Director of Neuropsychology and Family Services, Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, Missouri

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I would say that decision is based on a number of factors; both how stable their health is, and if they have mastered some basic mobility issues in the community. But if that’s their goal, then that should be the goal of rehab. If I’m going to go to school—“How am I going to get around in that school environment?” “How am I going to get to school?” We want to connect them with the best resources in the school to help them answer that question. So that may be driven by some medical-stability issues, but I think as much as anything, “Have we started to gear our goals towards that?” As soon as an individual can get back to more activities the more normal, if you will, their life feels.

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