In terms of physical development, the trunk is the king of the body. In order to maintain a certain position or to move properly, we must be able to control our trunk. Trunk control also determines how well we hold our head up and how well we move our hands, arms and legs. Since every […]
Potty training can be daunting for any parent, but teaching children with cerebral palsy can bring other complications due to lack of muscle coordination; shaky or spastic movements; being non-verbal; and any other developmental delays that your child may experience. However, don’t let that discourage you from trying to set up a potty training routine for […]
How many times have you walked through the mall and seen a child suddenly throw themselves on the ground screaming and yelling because they couldn’t get that toy that they wanted? We all know that if a parent gives in at that point and buys them what they want so that they’ll calm down, their […]
First and foremost, I have to say that I don’t see a special needs child as being different from any other child. The only difference I see is that they need to be more educated about everything, including the different body parts, the different types of food, how to eat, walk and perform other daily […]
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For many parents of children with special needs, difficulties in swallowing and moving the mouth can often be a serious issue. If a child cannot eat, it is hard for parents to ensure that their child is receiving the nutrients that he requires. To address this problem, some children have gastric feeding tubes–also known as […]