The vast majority of schools and teachers have their students’ best interests at heart. However, sometimes schools do not know how to best serve a student with mental health challenges, and the student can fall behind.
To help students succeed, NeuroHealth Arlington Heights offers advocacy for children and adolescents in public and private schools. With our help, your child can get the support he or she needs in Arlington Heights, IL, or Chicago, IL.
Advocate for Your Child’s Education
NeuroHealth AH diagnoses and treats mental illness in patients of all ages. However, we specialize in advocating for our patients at school. Mental illness often significantly impacts a child’s performance in class, but with our help, your child can thrive again.
The first thing we’ll do is make sure we understand your child’s needs. For example, if your child has an anxiety disorder, your child may be unable to focus on timed tests—to perform his or her best, your child would need longer time periods for tests than his or her peers.
After we work with you and your child to figure out what accommodations your child needs, we’ll work with the school. By law, schools that receive federal funding can’t discriminate against those with mental health issues, which means they must provide reasonable accommodations to help your child learn.
We’ll help you navigate any bureaucracy that you encounter as you make sure your child gets help at school. You may need to fill out forms to help your child get an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), 504 Plan, or special education services. We’ll help you know which route will best help your child, and we’ll make sure the school knows how real your child’s needs are and how the school can accommodate your child.
Set an Appointment
If you’re not sure why your child struggles at school or what can be done to help your child succeed, talk with NeuroHealth AH. We’ll thoroughly assess your child so we can give you an accurate diagnosis, and we’ll follow up with professional treatment to help your child heal. As part of the treatment process, we’ll coordinate with your primary care doctor, your child’s school, and other parties to make sure your child can learn.
To get started, reach out to us. You can schedule an appointment by calling us at (847) 754-9343. We’ll answer your questions and give you expert advice on how to move forward.