Presentations for Heading Back to School
Going back to school with your new scoliosis brace can be the perfect opportunity to teach your classmates about scoliosis! You might feel a little nervous going back to school with your brace, and that's perfectly normal. Your classmates are probably curious about your brace, so giving a presentation about scoliosis and letting your classmates touch, feel, and even try on your brace can be a wonderful way to start the school year. By giving a presentation, you are putting your brace and scoliosis out in the open and embracing the brace!
We've made a presentation template that you can use to explain scoliosis and your brace to your class! The PowerPoint can be downloaded and customized to be perfect for you.
More Tips For Heading Back to School
In this blog post, we polled our scoli warriors to help get you ready to go back to school with your scoliosis brace! We asked them about different topics, and you can read their responses here!
Learn About 504 Education Plans
"Section 504 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is designed to help parents of students with physical or mental impairments in public schools, or publicly funded private schools, work with educators to design customized educational plans. These 504 plans legally ensure that students will be treated fairly at school.
Students can qualify for 504 plans if they have physical or mental impairments that affect or limit any of their abilities to:
- walk, breathe, eat, or sleep
- communicate, see, hear, or speak
- read, concentrate, think, or learn
- stand, bend, lift, or work
Examples of accommodations in 504 plans include:
- preferential seating
- extended time on tests and assignments
- reduced homework or classwork
- verbal, visual, or technology aids
- modified textbooks or audio-video materials
- behavior management support
- adjusted class schedules or grading
- verbal testing
- excused lateness, absence, or missed classwork
- pre-approved nurse's office visits and accompaniment to visits
- occupational or physical therapy
The goal of 504 plans is for students to be educated in regular classrooms along with the services, accommodations, or educational aids they might need. If students with these plans can't achieve satisfactory academic success, as is determined by the school, then alternative settings in the school or private or residential programs can be considered." - https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/504-plans.html