Preparing Children with Prosthetic Devices for the New School Year

Posted on: August 5th, 2015 by FloydBrace Blogger
Prepare your child for the challenges they may face with the new school year.

Prepare your child for the challenges they may face with the new school year.


When August rolls around each year, most kids are excited and ready for a new school year. However, kids with prosthetic or orthotic devices may have unique concerns and insecurities when it comes to going back to school. If you child is a prosthetic device user, Floyd Brace wants to help you prepare your child to enter the new school year confidently and comfortably.

  1. Introduce your child to their new teacher before the first day of school. This way, both your child and your child’s teacher can get to know each other is a more relaxed setting. Inform the teacher of any difficulties that may arise and how to handle them. When the teacher is comfortable with the prosthetic device, the other students are more likely to follow suit.
  1. Ensure that the classrooms, bathrooms, and playground equipment at your child’s school are safe and accessible for students with a prosthetic devices.
  2. Prepare your child for questions and curiosity from other students about the prosthetic. Empower them with confidence to appropriately address questions and curiosity from others.
  3. If teasing does occur, encourage your child to inform their teacher or a trusted adult. Let them know it is not acceptable and they do not have to endure it. Encourage them to stay calm and that getting upset may only make the situation worse.
  4. Remind your child that everyone is different in some way. We are all made differently and have unique life circumstances that make us special. Think positively, act positively and positive things will happen!

Floyd Brace hopes these tips help your child have a smooth transition into the new school year. We are proud to provide both adults and children alike with custom orthotic and prosthetic devices. Contact Floyd Brace today to learn more!

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