Students with Pediatric Cancer: A Prescription for School Success

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Genevieve H Hay
Martha Nabors
Alexandra Sullivan
Allyson Zygmund


Due to medical advances, many students with acute chronic illnesses, like pediatric cancer, are able to attend school. The professional literature reflects the need for reform of educational strategies for children facing cancer treatment and who will be absent for extended periods of time.  In order to promote successful educational services and the reintegration of students into school, it is vital for multidisciplinary teams and families to collaborate effectively. This article provides a plan to promote successful integration of students with cancer within regular classrooms.




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Hay, G. H., Nabors, M., Sullivan, A., & Zygmund, A. (2015). Students with Pediatric Cancer: A Prescription for School Success. Research, Advocacy, and Practice for Complex and Chronic Conditions, 34(2), 1–13.
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Genevieve H Hay, College of Charleston

Dr. Genevieve Hay is an associate professor in Teacher Education at the College of Charleston. Her teaching and research interests focus on the inclusion of early, elementary, and middle grades students with special learning, behavioral, and health needs.

Martha Nabors, College of Charleston

Teacher Education, Professor