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Hospital/ Homebound Programs

Hospital/ Homebound Programs

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I work in the Broward County School System,in Florida. For the last 17 years my asignment has been with the county's hospital/ homebound program. This is an elegibility for students that have medical and/ or psychological problems that prevent them from attending a typical classroom setting. Our typical middle and high students attend class by "calling in" to assigned courses with a conference call format and some use of whiteboard technology. They are at home with speaker phones and text books,when they call in to the conference line, they participate with the class and teacher.Our pre-school, elementary and special needs students have a teacher go out to the house, medical facility or hospital, to provide one-on-one school sessions. It would be interesting to hear how other school systems provide access to education for this type of student --they are unable to actually attend a school site on even a part-time basis.

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