School can present unique challenges and concerns for young people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, whether they are in elementary, middle or high school. Your child may be embarrassed about their psoriasis showing or that their psoriatic arthritis will prevent them from keeping up with classmates in PE or at recess. They may be worried about staring or teasing from other kids. Or, they may have challenges fitting treatment into their school day.
You can help your child be successful at school by educating them about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, discussing concerns, and sharing information with their teachers and other staff.
If your child has psoriatic arthritis, visit the Juvenile Arthritis Alliance for further information and resources for helping your child be successful at school.
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