For parents of children with Angelman syndrome, ensuring their child has the best care at school and daycare can be challenging.
Building a treatment plan can help children receive the care they need at school, and make sure that teachers and caregivers have the information needed to provide it.
What goes into a treatment plan?
A treatment plan should be assembled with the help of the child’s physician. The plan should contain information about the child’s illness and symptoms.
Keep a list of your child’s diet, allergies, and medications in the treatment plan, as well as the dosage and times of administration of any medications. For each medication, list any side effects that your doctor has indicated may be a concern.
Discuss the treatment plan with the school
Make sure that your child’s teachers and caregivers are aware of your child’s treatment plan — what symptoms are expected, and any side effects of medications they should be watching for.
Speak with your child’s caregivers frequently to see whether they have noticed any changes in your child’s behavior or symptoms.
Update the treatment plan after every doctor’s visit
During every doctor’s visit, go over your child’s treatment plan and discuss any changes in your child’s symptoms. After the doctor’s visit, make any changes necessary to the treatment plan and update the plan with the school or daycare.
Last updated: Aug. 27, 2019
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