School can be a dirty word when it comes to PANDAS/PANS. Or it can at least be preceded by a few choice words whenever it’s discussed. This “PANDAS School Daze Series” will hopefully provide some good tips on making the school year a bit easier. PANDAS Parents please know that you are not alone in any school issues that your child ever has. In my family’s case, we have experience with having a PANDAS child in public school, homeschool, and private school. Oh boy. (Click here to read about when PANDAS hit my son Jesse during his second half of public school kindergarten.)
Here’s what we’ll be covering in the PANDAS School Daze series:
Lesson 1: Talking to the School…information you can give to school personnel to explain PANDAS/PANS and other important talking points.
Lesson 2: Symptoms at School…how PANDAS/PANS might manifest during your child’s school days.
Lesson 3: Impacts on Learning…why schools need to care about PANDAS/PANS and how the condition may affect child’s educational career.
Lesson 4: Real Strategies to Use…actual strategies teachers and parents reported as having the best effects for PANDAS/PANS students.
Lesson 5: Making It Better…what parents said when asked what schools could to to make the school experience more positive for PANDAS/PANS families.
We’ll continue to this series from time to time. Is there a specific topic that you would like to see me cover? Want to share your own personal PANDAS School Daze story? Do you have some great PANDAS/PANS school tips to share? If so, send me a message, and we’ll do what we can to give you the info you need and want. I’m sure we could also easily do a special School Edition of “Your Words: PANDAS Sucks Because….” (Click here to submit your reason PANDAS Sucks when it comes to school.)
Here’s hoping this school year is a smooth one. There’s only about nine months until Summer Break. 🙂
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Sarah is a PANDAS Mom to her awesome son, Jesse. She spends much of her time on Facebook, making to-do lists, and listening to music, especially Depeche Mode. She drinks a lot of coffee, likes a good red wine, and has been known to hide chocolate in her pantry. Sarah really thinks PANDAS Sucks (the autoimmune disorder, NOT the bears!). PANDAS Sucks exists to tell the collective story about PANDAS/PANS. Sarah wants to empower other PANDAS Parents and let them know they’re not alone. See also Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Note: Please do not ask for doctor referrals or specific medical advice. This blog/web site is for info and support purposes only. I’m not a doctor.