Do you work with schools or parents to support children to integrate back in to education after a brain tumour?
If the answer is yes, then we want to hear from you!
We have been working with researchers from the University of Manchester to explore educational support requirements for children living with a brain tumour. Researchers are keen to hear the views of education and health care professionals with experience of supporting children with brain tumours in school. Taking part in this research may help develop effective approaches and resources for schools to support children with brain tumours on return to school and throughout their time in education.
What does participation involve?
Participants will take part in a virtual focus group (60-90 minutes) via Zoom with the researchers and other education and healthcare professionals.
How to participate
- Read the participation information document.
- Download this consent form, sign it and email to Katie.
- Complete your availability through this poll.
Please sign up to participate by Thursday 18th March.
Why supporting this research is important
Some children with a brain tumour have additional needs and require additional support at school. Some brain tumours and their treatment can cause:
- Slow information processing – so the child may not be able to keep up with teacher and peers in class.
- Poor memory – the child may struggle to retain new information or recite new learning.
- Short concentration span – this may affect the child’s ability to listen to their teacher for long periods.
- Fatigue – this may cause the child to feel too exhausted to keep up with work. Fatigue can often amplify the side-affects mentioned above.
This research is being developed so that professionals working in the field can share best practice, so that all children following a brain tumour are better supported at school.
To find out more about the study get in touch with Katie.