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Short-term perspectives of parents and teachers on school reintegration of childhood brain tumour survivors
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Objective: To discover short-term changes in perspectives of parents and teachers of childhood brain tumour survivors on school reintegration, in order to reveal similarities and differences between them over time. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with parents and teachers of five children at the start and the end of a 1-year period following the childs school re-entry. Results: Thematic analysis of data resulted in three main themes: the childs performance and wellbeing, the schools attitude and approach and communication and working together. Parental concerns about child-specific changes and the schools approach to the child could either decrease or increase over time. Teachers remained focused on assessing their pupils learning potential and finding ways of appropriate support. Their different perspectives on communication and working together became more pronounced. Conclusions: This study emphasizes the importance of clear communication and collaboration, coordinated follow-up and availability of healthcare professionals during the childs school reintegration.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Developmental Neurorehabilitation
Publication
2019
ISSN
1751-8423
Volume/pages
22:5(2019), p. 321-328
ISI
000472101000004
Pubmed ID
30015543
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 06.09.2021
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