Supporting a child after a stroke – new resource for teachers

The Stroke Association has launched a toolkit for teachers and childcare professionals to help support children and young people.  The new resource is part of a range of resources and events offered through its Childhood Stroke Project, a collaboration with Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

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The toolkit covers children in pre-school, primary and secondary schools, college and further education settings.  It aims to equip teachers and professionals so they are able to include and support children who’ve had a stroke within a childcare setting or classroom.  It contains information about stroke, as well as practical tools to help with communication, planning and documentation.  It also signposts to additional sources of information and support for professionals and families. 

Parents and young people helped the Stroke Association shape this resource, and provided their advice and shared stories. The toolkit was developed with support from the team at Evelina London Children’s Hospital in addition to other professionals working in health and educational settings with experience of stroke and acquired brain injury.

The resource will be of interest to any allied health professional who supports children affected by stroke – in enabling them to help families and educational professionals to set up the right support in school.

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The resource is free to download at: www.stroke.org.uk/childhood

Anna Panton

Childhood Stroke Project Manager, Stroke Association

anna.panton@stroke.org.uk

Anna will be speaking about Childhood Stroke and the toolkit at the APCP Conference 2018 in Manchester

 

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