Another thing to consider when developing an IHP is how much school your
child may miss due to their health condition(s). If the amount of days
could become excessive, it would also be advisable to do a Certificate
of Incapacity. This is a form that the doctor will fill out and the
school will keep on file. It will protect the school, you and your child
from truancy concerns. A sample form can be found at http://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/attendance/memos-and-forms or your teacher of record (TOR) can get you a copy.
There are many stressors when your child has a chronic illness that
require monitoring and managing. Talking about and thinking ahead of the
needs and possible concerns can help alleviate some of the stress, not
only for you and your child, but for the school staff as well. Being as
prepared as possible and knowing exactly what to do in case of emergency
can put everyone at ease so that your child’s school experience can be
productive and successful. Many of our Health Information Specialists
have IHP’s in place for their children. If you would like to speak to
someone who has personal experience with IHPs contact us today.