Much to your child’s delight, the school year is coming to an end. For children in grade school, there’s still plenty of school to come but the summer represents a momentary escape. For you, as a parent, it can mean a number of things: trips, planning, summer activities and more. Before you get too distracted planning for summer, though, there are some things to consider regarding your child’s school year and the one to come. We have a few suggestions to serve as a thought starter for your ‘end of year’ analysis so that the next school year can be an even bigger success for your child!
Those living in Washington that want to know their options for a service dog or assistance animal: you're in luck! Check out our rundown of resources available and call us for more information!
Sometimes we look to our Facebook Page for ideas on what parents and the public are looking to better understand about CP. A common topic that has come up is how hydrocephalus causes Cerebral Palsy. Hydrocephalus itself is a less understood topic, and so determining its connection with a complex condition like Cerebral Palsy can be understandably difficult.
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) can be a critical part of a child with special needs’ academic success. While an IEP is often a complicated plan (and process) due to the variety of team members involved, it can also open new doors of opportunity. While most people understand that an IEP can help with issues like time allotted for testing or overcoming communication problems, as well as addressing general learning difficulties, this plan can also help in ways you may have never considered.
Use the seasonal shift to improve your child's options and care efforts through your own spring cleaning. Check out our six tips for helpful improvements within your more obvious spring efforts!
Getting your child the education he or she deserves is a top priority for parents. Optimizing your child's IEP through planning ahead, while also reviewing the previous school year(s) is a great way to make next year even better!
Far too many parents limit themselves on buying toys for their child with Cerebral Palsy due to a number on the box. Don't hesitate to go beyond an 'intended audience' and into your child's joy and happiness!
Regardless of your parenting approach, you can agree a lot can be learned from having open communication with your child regarding their internet activity. We touch on this delicate topic and ideas for parents in our blog post.
Give your child a road map for success with a goal board that documents all they've gotten done and how it's helping them reach their goals!
Sled hockey is a unique sport that is only growing in popularity. Find out more about an exciting sport that may be an option for your child with Cerebral Palsy!