Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

This condition can be so severe that some pupils can miss up to a few years of schooling. Their return is likely to be on a part-time basis and there is always concern about how they can be helped to adapt to school life again and how to cope with the curriculum, particularly if they are facing national exams.

If coursework is required it may be possible for the pupils to use a tape recorder to dictate ideas which could be typed up by a parent, classroom assistant or other appropriate adult. A speech to text program could also be used or if the pupil is able a word processor with a predictive text option which would cut down the number of key strokes necessary. It might also be possible to provide writing frames using a piece of software such as Clicker or wordbar.

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