Homebound Instruction: HOW DOES CHILD TRANSITION FROM PSYCH UNIT TO HOME TO SCHOOL AND MAKE UP WORK MISSED?

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Jenny:  How does my son make up his work missed from being in a psych unit? His psychosis and depression is triggered by stress and to come back to the current homework load in addition to what he missed is too overwhelming. He has an IEP that has been in place since first grade due to his aspergers and ADHD. Is there some document that states those students with current IEPs admitted to psych units can receive homebound instruction as they slowly work their way back to typical homework load and to exempt them from previous or part of past homework expectations?

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Jag

We had a very similar situation. Your son’s treating physcian(s) and therapist(s) can provide evaluation information to the school about his condition and what reasonable expectations can be for attendance and productivity. You may need to come up with a list of priorities depending on what your son’s goals and abilities are and how old is he. Slowly transitioning back to full load of classes and homework can be beneficial. Hopefully your school will be supportive…and innovative/creative if need be.

Sharon L.

Anything can be written on an IEP that meets the child’s needs so yes you can request that the child gets transitioned back into school slowly for his success. They can send a tutor home or provide a tutor one on one before or after school.