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How can my child study at home after hospitalization?

If your child leaves the hospital, but cannot return to school, you may request homebound or home-hospital services. Request these with the school or district so your child doesn't fall behind. A doctor or the hospital education specialist, with parent's written permission, may contact school personnel to start the process.

Each school district has rules about how long a student must be out of school before he begins homebound services. Homebound services provide some teaching time, but less than in the classroom. A teacher brings work to the student, briefly reviews material, collects homework, and assigns homework for the next meeting.

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