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About Complex Medical Conditions

Students with complex medical conditions may require support and assistance due to disruptions to school attendance and missed learning. They may also have experienced surgeries or treatments that have a significant impact, for example oncology treatments or subsequent surgery for cancer or students who have experienced paediatric stroke.

Some students may have a rare disease diagnosis where both the medical treatment and learning pathways are unknown due to the rarity of the diagnosis.

Learning Support During Paediatric Rehabilitation

Kathryn brings experience within NSW Health (inpatient, rehabilitation and community), private practice and K-12 school settings as well as being a parent of siblings navigating the rare disease journey with complex medical conditions. She can support both the student and family to navigate both the health and education pathways and engage with funding providers, both government (NDIS and NCCD) and other charity funded supports such as the Ronald McDonald Learning Program, Wheeling and Able and The Steve Waugh Foundation to support best outcomes for students and families. Kathryn has experience facilitating communication, consultation and collaboration between health and education services to support families during what can be a very overwhelming experience.

In addition, Kathryn has a successful track record of supporting Stage 6 students to access appropriate Disability Provisions for their HSC and understands both the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data Model (NCCD) for school-based funding supports as well as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Kathryn brings experience in oral language and literacy to support students in the areas of academic learning and essay writing and maximise their success at their final Year 12 Examinations (NSW HSC) and can support their successful transition into life beyond school.

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