School & Career Planning for Children with Heart DiseaseSSchool & Career Planning for Children with Heart DiseaseSchool & Career Planning for Children with Heart DiseaseEnglishCardiologyTeen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-14T05:00:00ZRoss Hetherington, PhD, C.Psych13.000000000000041.0000000000000428.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about preparing a teenager with congenital heart disease for high school. Guidance counselors and managing work, time and treatment are discussed.<br></p><p> This page outlines how you can support your teenager with a heart condition while they are in school and help them start thinking about prospective careers.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Teenagers with a heart condition may require extra support from their school administration, a tutor, or guidance counsellor as they navigate high school and start planning a career path.<br></li></ul>
École et planification de carrière pour les enfants atteints d’une cardiopathieÉÉcole et planification de carrière pour les enfants atteints d’une cardiopathieSchool & Career Planning for Children with Heart DiseaseFrenchCardiologyTeen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-14T05:00:00ZRoss Hetherington, PhD, C.Psych13.000000000000041.0000000000000428.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Lisez les renseignements liés à la scolarité secondaire d’un adolescent atteint d’une cardiopathie congénitale. La section aborde le sujet des conseillers en orientation et de la gestion du travail, du temps et du traitement.<br></p><p>Cette page présente la manière dont vous pouvez soutenir votre adolescent atteint d’une cardiopathie pendant sa scolarité et l’aider à réfléchir aux possibilités de carrière.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li>Les adolescents atteints d’une cardiopathie peuvent nécessiter un soutien supplémentaire de la part de leur administration scolaire, d’un tuteur ou d’un conseiller en orientation pendant le secondaire et qu’ils commencent à prévoir leur cheminement professionnel.</li></ul>

 

 

School & Career Planning for Children with Heart Disease1707.00000000000School & Career Planning for Children with Heart DiseaseSchool & Career Planning for Children with Heart DiseaseSEnglishCardiologyTeen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-14T05:00:00ZRoss Hetherington, PhD, C.Psych13.000000000000041.0000000000000428.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about preparing a teenager with congenital heart disease for high school. Guidance counselors and managing work, time and treatment are discussed.<br></p><p> This page outlines how you can support your teenager with a heart condition while they are in school and help them start thinking about prospective careers.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Teenagers with a heart condition may require extra support from their school administration, a tutor, or guidance counsellor as they navigate high school and start planning a career path.<br></li></ul><h2>Anticipating possible school problems</h2> <p>Some youth with CHD struggle with schoolwork, either because they missed school due to treatment or because there was some effect on neurological functioning due to the heart condition or its treatment. Stay vigilant on how your child is doing and arrange for tutoring if possible if they are in need of extra support. When selecting a tutor, make certain they have a record of success and use evidence-based or best practice approaches to instruction. Provide lots of encouragement and help your child develop other talents in which they can take pride. It is often recommended that children with CHDs that limit physical activity focus more on activities that provide mental stimulation. Playing a musical instrument, learning games such as bridge or chess, or activities like painting or sculpture can all engage a youth and provide opportunities for personal growth, achievement, and social activity. </p> <h2>Preparing your child for high school</h2> <p>If your child is moving into high school, it would be helpful to alert the administration and teachers to possible special considerations and any expected need for absences related to treatment. The workload will become more intense, which will place greater pressures on your child. This may mean a need for more support, for example additional tutoring, accommodations such as allowing more time to complete assignments or examinations, exemption from gym class, or additional time to move from class to class. The social milieu of high school is also more challenging. Some of the developmental tasks for children of this age include connecting strongly with a peer group, which involves concerns with “fitting in”, and beginning to establish romantic relationships. Encourage them to talk about concerns and together think about possible solutions to any problems that arise. </p> <h2>Career choices</h2> <p>Youth with CHD are advised to start thinking about their career plans earlier than most teenagers. It may help, to get a guidance counsellor involved early to help teenagers identify areas of interests and careers that are feasible, in light of any health or physical activity restrictions. Receiving appropriate advice is associated with a higher likelihood of being employed in those individuals with CHD. Getting career guidance will help in case it takes a little more time or effort to reach milestones, either because of time lost due to treatment or learning challenges. Most individuals with CHD tend to focus on vocations that are not labour intensive. Your child may also like to consider working style and individual preferences like working alone or in groups in order to identify areas of potential job interest.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/school_and_career_planning_for_children_with_heart_disease.jpgSchool & Career Planning for Children with Heart Disease

Thank you to our sponsors

AboutKidsHealth is proud to partner with the following sponsors as they support our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of children in Canada and around the world by making accessible health care information available via the internet.