The school year has started and I have decided to incorporate more midline crossing tasks into my students’ day. These are my favorite for kids in kindergarten and above. I love tasks using the infinity sign. It is easy to do on a dry erase or use different colored markers to make an infinity rainbow.
It takes less than 15 minutes for a pressure sore to develop. It takes a minimum of 32 hours (1-2 times a week for 16 weeks) for a pressure sore to heal. That is a 30 minute trip to the wound care facility and a 60 minutes wound care visit. And that is for a
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That phrase. We’ve all received it personally gift-wrapped by well-meaning friends, caring loved ones, and kind strangers. It usually comes delivered with the most beautiful of intentions; a buffer of hope raised in the face of the unimaginably painful things we sometimes experience in this life. It’s a close, desperate lifeline thrown out to…
Toilet Training, Bowel Programs and UTI’s are one of the most common topics at any Spina Bifida gathering. Sit in the back of a Spina Bifida Teen Conference, next to the wheelchairs, and one will quickly figure out why. The nerves that control the bowel and bladder exit the spinal cord at S2-S4. Therefore, paralysis
How a medical professional approaches a special needs parent makes or breaks the relationship. I think this article should be read by all medical professionals. What the medical professional thinks about a family can impact the plan of care that is developed. Phrases like: Parent’s just spoil him/her, It is just behavior, and That parent is
I find it interesting that people associate the stages of special needs parenting with the same steps of those who are grieving a loss. Yes, I can see how there is a similarity. But, I also see big differences. In death there is finality. When parenting a special needs child, there is movement, change and then