The school program is operated in conjunction with Cincinnati Public Schools, and is open during the school year. Teachers and volunteers see patients even when they are on bed rest to make sure they don’t fall behind in their schoolwork. School assignments are brought from the child’s home school or similar work is provided so that the child receives school credit.
School re-entry program
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati provides a unique program called School Re-entry, available to all patients who have experienced a significant burn injury. Before the patient returns to school, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati staff holds meetings with the patient’s teachers and classmates. This program helps burn survivors adjust to typical social situations in their home communities and provides classmates with an opportunity to learn lessons of empathy and acceptance.