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Information for Teachers

Education and Schooling are important for all children and teenagers. When you have a child in your class who is Sickle Cell Disorder or Thalassaemia Major (not necessarily "Trait" , then this may mean some interference with their school routine for several reasons.

These may include the need for a child to take time off school to visit the hospital or doctors for appointments or treatment.

It is very important for teachers to understand the impact Sickle cell Disorder and Thalassaemia Major can have not only on the children's education but also on them as individuals. However, with adequate measures in place to support them, the development of a teacher's knowledge of the condition, and working along side the children and their families you can help them lead as full and as normal a life as possible.

Practical tips for teacher's who have contact with children with this condition:

Listen to the child - Try to be aware of the child's feelings by showing them you understand their condition and by making allowances where necessary.

Do not isolate them - Ensure the child is not isolated from the rest of the group and feels as "normal as possible". Support the child when they feel they are not doing well at school because of the condition. Their work may be affected as they can be quite anaemic and may tire easily. Encourage them to be positive.

Treatment in Hospital - If the child has to spend time away from school then try to identify a close group of friends who will be able to share or collect homework when they are off sick.

Sickle Cell Disorder - Make sure they are kept warm and dry, (i.e. after sports, swimming and school showers) and well hydrated, (i.e. not participating in strenuous outdoor games, cross country running or those held in cold and wet weather) However, they should still be encouraged to participate in as much exercise as possible.

Sickle Cell Crisis - Recognise the symptoms and get in touch with the child's Parents immediately and without delay. If they are unavailable contact the child's Hospital Doctor. Not all Sickling Crises are medical emergencies. The child will usually have some warning of the onset of a crisis.

As a teacher your co-operation with parents and doctors will help to ensure that a child with these blood conditions can lead a normal life.

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Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Support Project offers free counselling on Thalassaemia in different community languages.

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