An overview on how obesity is particularly present in the special needs community “We feel that the healthy weight issue for people with disabilities is every bit as serious as it is in the general population. There’s an epidemic, an endemic of unheal..
An overview of risk factors that help explain the epidemic of obesity within the special needs community. “There are so many factors that have to be dealt with, particularly when you get into the more severe level of disability where there are physical,..
There are many treatment options for a child with cerebral palsy (CP). But play can go a long way toward encouraging development. Try these tips to develop cognitive and social skills: Encourage your child to make friends with other children. If necessary..
An examination of how obesity factors into particular disabilities “We find that many of the children who are overweight are still malnourished. They have sufficient caloric intake but not sufficient nutrients.” Verna M. Baker, M.S., R.D., L.D. Clinic..
Timothy is a social 20 year old man who enjoys the company of others. Timothy also has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair for mobility. Unfortunately, many people are put off by his wheelchair and have trouble starting conversations with him. 5 years ..
Information in this article was made available from a guide for parents and dental providers of children with special needs developed by the Oklahoma Dental Foundation in partnership with several funders. The entire guide is available for download at: O..
Many treatment options are available for children with cerebral palsy (CP). However, an ongoing home program is very important in promoting your child’s development. Try some of these strategies and techniques in your daily activities. They can encourag..
There are many treatment options for a child with cerebral palsy (CP). But play can go a long way toward encouraging development. Movement fosters motor development, strength, and flexibility. It helps prevent contractures and deformities. Many children w..
Sometimes medication or surgery can help manage symptoms associated with cerebral palsy (CP). Your child’s doctor may recommend either or both to manage pain, spasticity, bone deformities, or seizures. Be sure to discuss potential side effects of treatm..
A variety of treatment options are available for children with cerebral palsy (CP). Although there is no cure, various treatments and therapies can help manage your child’s symptoms and improve skills for activities of daily living. Resources are also a..