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:
- your local school
- your doctor
- Cessnock Community Health Services (View Street Clinic)
- Physical as Anything website (more information below)
- specialists such as optometrists, behavioural optometrists, audiologists, occupational therapists, paediatricians, dieticians, etc.
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 and contains . It also 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:
- autism spectrum disorders
- eating disorders
- skin conditions
© State of New South Wales through the Department of Education and Communities and The Children's Hospital at Westmead 2010