Technology makes life so much easier and can be helpful for children with Cerebral Palsy. There are millions of apps out there that are designed for special needs children, but a majority of them cost a good amount of money. It can be time consuming to sort through apps to find ones that are free and no parent really has the time for that. We found 5 FREE apps that may help your child with Cerebral Palsy and might lessen the time spend searching for free apps.
One of the fun things children love to do is make crafts! The feeling of empowerment and pride once it is on display can be amazing for a child’s self esteem, and for you as a parent. Helping a child with special needs be a part of craft fun is one of our goals, which is why we have put together crafts of varying difficulty to help your family get into the Halloween spirit! Today’s craft is a Halloween Candy Corn Picture that may not be the most creative but is DEFINITELY one of the easiest ways to help children with varying abilities dive into the holiday!
Life can be hectic and recent advances in technology have made smartphones and tablets a fantastic way to get ahead for some. While your phone may be your direct connection to stay on top of Facebook, email, text and calls, you can also use it for much more. Though you may let your child(ren), if appropriate, use it for games, your smartphone can also help you overcome some obstacles or difficulties in life.
Being a parent of a child with Cerebral Palsy presents many challenges. The joy and love surrounding the holidays is also often complicated by the potential for stress and chaos as families are pursue into travel, reconnecting, gift giving and more. Knowing that this can be a time when any help is appreciated, the MyChild team has compiled a number of links and resources for your benefit.
The holidays are here, and with plenty of cheer also come a decent amount of stress over selecting a great gift for your child. While there are a number of amazing Cerebral Palsy gift guides out there, our goal is to provide one post that showcases the spectrum of options out there in order to make life easier and make sharing simple!
So, without further ado, our comprehensive Cerebral Palsy gift guide includes:
For parents of a child with Cerebral Palsy, there are many different websites, governmental agencies, businesses and more dedicated to providing resources. The problem, though, with these groups or resources is that the there are limits to their helpfulness, reliability or accessibility.
Teaching your child with a disability about puberty has been made a bit easier with the aid of The Healthy Bodies Toolkit, complements of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Disabilities. The video and visuals – one for boys and one for girls – are available online for parents to view and download. The kits encourage parents to talk about upcoming body changes with their children and prepare them to gracefully progress through the lifecycle.