ARPDC Professional Development Resources
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Resources to Support Low Incidence Population

These resources are intended to provide professional learning for professionals working with Children and Youth in the Low Incidence Population.

To see resources specific to Complex Communication Needs (CCN), Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH), or Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI) see the related resources at the bottom of this page.

Video Index

Webinar: Short and Long-Term School Difficulties for Children following Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment can result in short and long-term education needs. Up to 75% of children with cancer will experience some form of learning difficulty. Both short and long-term learning difficulties can significantly impact a student’s education and potential. Short-term difficulties are temporary and usually confined to the time of treatment or shortly afterwards. Common short-term difficulties are related to school absences, temporary attention problems related to fatigue, malaise and medication side effects. Long-term difficulties include learning disabilities related to brain tumors, cognitive late effects related to treatment, as well as exacerbation of pre-existing learning problems.

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