Education Liaison Service

Children may have a difficult time returning to school or may experience a decline in school work performance following hospitalization for a serious illness or injury. As part of our mission to provide ongoing support, the Neurocritical Care Follow-up Program (NCFP) has a free educational liaison who will work with you and your child’s school to help make the transition from hospitalization to school as smooth as possible.

Bringing parents and schools together

The liaison serves as a bridge between you, the hospital and your school to help navigate the transition back to school. We help obtain appropriate educational support and resources for your child. The liaison will work with you and the NCFP team to determine what services your child may need in order to successfully return to school and can assist in ensuring that your child receives those services. Whatever your child’s needs are, the NCFP team is committed to providing the necessary services to help your child succeed.

Parents often wonder:

  • How will the school accommodate my child’s needs?
  • Do they understand my child’s diagnosis and needs?

Schools have questions, too:

  • What kind of accommodations does the child need?
  • What activities may the child participate in?
  • Are there health needs that should be monitored throughout the day?
  • What additional supports and services are needed to best serve this child?

The school liaison helps facilitate communication between parents, the medical team, teachers and school administrators; and together, they advocate for the unique needs of your child.

How does the education liaison help?

Our education liaison:

  • Consults with the patient and family about achieving educational and personal goals.
  • Communicates with school administrators and teachers about the student’s medical, behavioral, and educational needs.
  • Educates school faculty members and staff about the implications of neurocognitive injury.
  • Provides information about educational rights and services available through the school system.
  • Advocates for accommodations provided through the school district.
  • Attends IEP and 504 Plan meetings to support the child’s needs.

For more information or to schedule a meeting

Please contact: Vicki Baker, LPC, Education Liaison, at 314-273-3053 or

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