Medically-Based Learning Support

Many factors impact a person’s learning at school or in other environments. Schools and curricula are are typically premised on the assumption of good health, so it takes expertise to help students and schools when a medical matter poses a barriers to learning. There are two types of medical considerations which can impact learning: Learning may be impacted due to side effects of a disease or due to practical matters related to managing a disease or injury.

Some diseases which can compromise the ability to absorb information are strokes, seizures,Lyme Disease, cancer, and brain tumors. Other medical injuries disrupt school life, which causes problems and a backlog of work, such as a kidney transplant or orthopedic sports injury These can  entail many hours of rehab and impact mental sharpness, mood, and sleep cycle. There can also be stress responses to the accident, medical procedure, and side effects of treatment that impact functioning and school attendance.Both of these categories complicate learning and cause schoolwork to accumulate, and it is often overwhelming to deal with this large pile of materials, especially while recovering from a disease or injury.

Dr. Mannis has over 30 years of experience coordinating with private and public schools, college and professional programs, testing agencies, workplace administrators, and outside specialists to form a proper plan of action. Ivy Prep also assists in developing or modifying Individualized Education Programs (IEPS)  or 504 (accommodation) plans to ensure that students with medically-based issues receive accommodations that they are entitled to given the nature of their health issues. Ivy Prep expertly provides customized 1:1 instruction to students with medically-based learning issues to help them develop the skills and mastery they need to function optimally during acute stages of their illness and as part of a tactical, integrated recovery plan.

“In 1996 when my 4th grade son was struggling in school after having surgery for a brain tumor while in first grade, I was blessed to meet Dr. Rebecca Mannis. She expertly and caringly helped B learn how to learn, how to express himself and gain courage, how to succeed in learning new information and tasks from fourth grade through college and beyond. She came to his private school, explained what B needed and why, and navigated the way for him every year. She gave him confidence to handle new situations, even when the school said it would be impossible for him to handle the curriculum.B is now a happily married dad, dentist, and graduate of an Ivy League professional school. Both he and I will attest to the fact that he wouldn’t have gotten this far if not for Dr. Rebecca Mannis.”

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