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    Student with Arthritic wrist

    We have a KS3 Special Needs student who has been diagnosed with arthritis in his wrist. I have been asked to supply a Laptop for his use when is comes to any 'written work' I'm not altogether sure that from a H&S perspective this is the best option. Any advice from here would be much welcome.

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    Who has asked you to supply the laptop? Ideally some kind of assessment of his needs is required, probably an occupational therapist / physiotherapist would be best able to do this and then recommend the most appropriate way to support him in written and other work.

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    We get this in our school. So and so has a broken arm and needs a laptop to write. Followed by, how is so and so supposed to print. Followed by the battery only lasts for a couple of hours. Followed by, so and so's friend has tripped over the mains cable and broken her arm, she needs a laptop!!!

    I'd find out who says your pupil needs a laptop because if it's a layperson you might be doing more harm than good.

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    Thanks for the answers. My thoughts exactly! I sure as heck wasn't going to supply one just at the request I had.

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