School Success After Diagnosis: Chiari & Related Disorders
ADVOCATE LUTHERAN GENERAL HOSPITAL - PARK RIDGE, IL - NOVEMBER 23, 2019
Sometimes, chronic illness such as Chiari malformation
and related disorders may impact a patient's success at work or school. Liaisons like Ms. Deirdre Fischer are employed at medical centers across the country to try and maximize educational success. Ms. Fischer is a member of the Child Life team
at Advocate Children's Hospital
. Similar programs exist in centers around the country.
Ms. Fischer describes her usual duties (which can even include attending meetings regarding IEPs!) and how to best advocate for patients with Chiari, syringomyelia and related disorders to improve success at school, even in the face of a chronic diagnosis.
This presentation was given at the November 2019 meeting at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
in Park Ridge, IL. (2019)