School Accommodation for Memory loss associated with Migraine Medication
Hello – I am an ex public school math teacher now a tutor. I have a student who has crippling migraines and misses school due to them. She takes Topiramate 125mg. At four pills a day, she still ends up in bed with a migraine. At 5, she has no migraine but experiences memory loss – for school work, people’s names, following conversations, etc. (She can get pain relief from Excedrin, but usually ends up in the ER with heart palpitations.) Right now she is taking the 5 pills and experiencing the memory loss, but at least she is not in bed. Here is my question – what accommodations are available for students with a 504 to help with the memory loss. Is there a such thing as open note tests? A study card? She is a very bright, engaging, funny and all around healthy 15 year old 10th grader in a rigorous school. I am sure her parents have turned over every stone, but I am wondering if there is anything I can advocate for her??