Attention Parents of High School Students
Example diagnoses may include; Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder, Osteogenesis Imperfecta or Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. You might be looking to apply for extra time, rest time, or computer use. This is a discussion you may have been having with your school for a while, and your learning support coordinator may request an occupational therapist report to support your application.
Emily’s particular area of interest is supporting young people with chronic conditions, including Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders and chronic pain and fatigue. She has previously worked as an early intervention therapist with children with ASD. Emily presented for the Ehlers Danlos Society at the Patient and Health Professionals Conferences on school liaison, participation and handwriting. Emily has extensive experience supporting children and young people who experience issues with handwriting, particularly due to hypermobility or arthritis. She writes reports supporting SCSA applications for students entering their final year of high school