Return to school after spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Return to school after spinal cord injury
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Journal Article
Accession No.:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1999, vol. 80, issue 8, pp 885-888
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Study to determine the typical time elapsed between discharge from an inpatient spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation program and physical return to school for school-age children and youth (age < 19). The study also examined barriers to return to school. Data are from a retrospective review of patients age 18 or younger discharged from a regional SCI center with paraplegia or tetraplegia and using a wheelchair. Fifteen of 16 eligible patients agreed to participate. It was found that children and youth with SCI return to school relatively soon after discharge from the hospital, and that barriers do not prohibit a return to school although they are problematic.
Sandford, P. R.; Falk-Palec, D. J.; Spears, K.
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