We hope that we can be of service to you while you are here at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. We offer a school program Monday through Friday during traditional school year for patients in kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Children are tutored in small groups or on an individual basis according to assessed needs.
An Educational Liaison is available to answer any questions you may have regarding school. There are several areas in which we may be of service:
- We will contact your child's regular classroom teacher to coordinate assignments while he/she is hospitalized. Assignments can be faxed to our office at 317.948.4588.
- A note will be sent to your child's classroom teacher reporting the number of days he/she received school services while hospitalized for attendance purposes.
- If the patient will be unable to return to the classroom for 20 school days or more he/she qualifies for a tutor at home through the public school system. A homebound instruction form will be required by your school. A member of our team is available to assist in obtaining this form which needs to be completed by your physician.
- Some children may need extended time or shortened assignments when returning to the classroom. The school may need to write an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan to accommodate these needs. We will be happy to help in this process if needed.
Being in the hospital causes many concerns for children and families, we hope that we can help with your child's educational needs. If you have any questions about school, please feel free to contact the Educational Liaison that is assigned to your unit or the Riley Hospital School Program at IU Health office at 317.944.1147 and leave a message. A member of the school program staff will get back to you as soon as possible.