Most parents have questions regarding whether or not to send their children back to school for in person learning versus digital learning. We're here to help create a back to school plan for your family.
IN PERSON VS. DIGITAL LEARNING
During these uncertain times, many questions are asked regarding the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For parents, many express concerns regarding sending their children back to school for in person learning.
Since each child & family's circumstances are different, we would like to discuss these items with you individually, either in our office or via Telemedicine, when appropriate.
We want to help you children thrive. Click here to request an appointment online, or call us to schedule your consultation so we can help create a plan that works for your family.
WHY YOU NEED TO SPEAK WITH A DOCTOR!
School re-openings can be a challenging time for a community. At PAL, we're here to help guide you in creating a Back to School plan for your family. Since each family's circumstances are different, it's extremely important to speak to a provider directly to address your individual concerns & how to best address returning to school for your children's individual needs. Request an appointment online to meet with a provider.
1. The better your child's baseline health, the better they will be able to fight any infection or stressor that comes their way.
Well child checks allow you to go over all aspects of your child’s physical and emotional wellbeing. We have been working tirelessly to create ways to safely communicate with your family and minimize in-person time in the office. We have changed the office environment to comply with social distancing rules and are deep cleaning multiple times a day to keep you safe. Call us to find out your options.
2. It is vital that your child's vaccines are up to date.
Vaccine-preventable illnesses like flu and measles not only make you feel miserable when you have them, they also rob your immune system of the ability to fight other infections, including COVID-19. Flu vaccines are especially important if there is a “second wave” of COVID-19 during flu season this fall.
3. Chronic medical conditions like asthma, allergies, or diabetes must be optimally managed so that your child's baseline health is the best that it can be.
Having a plan in place for when your child is well and sick will make a big difference in how their body is able to fight illnesses.
4. While distance learning has been important to keeping our children connected to their incredible teachers and education, it has also created challenges for children who need the vibrant school environment to thirve.
Children with learning differences, focus-related issues or other disabilities miss services that help learning. Touching base with your pediatrician over the summer will allow you to create a plan with your child’s school to best help them succeed.
5. Physical distancing, social isolation, & child & family stressors during this crisis are greatly affecting the mental health of children & their caretakers.
Loss of caretaker jobs and income, lack of food, unstable housing and other stressors have impacted the social and emotional health of children. Many families are on edge. Children need mental health screenings and treatment in order to address all the factors affecting their overall well-being