The health of students is relevant to their learning and is important to schools. Principals, staff, parents, health professionals and students all have a role to play in the effective support of students' health needs.
You know your child better than anyone else, so if you sense that there might be a problem, try seeking help from:
specialists such as optometrists, behavioural optometrists, audiologists, occupational therapists, paediatricians, dieticians and so on.
You can get detailed information on over 50 medical, developmental and psychological conditions of childhood and adolescence from the Physical as Anything website.
Physical as Anything has been developed jointly by The Children's Hospital at Westmead and the NSW Department of Education and Communities. It provides information on the educational implications of each condition with a range of resources to assist in effectively supporting these students.
Some common medical problems found in our schools that are: