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Kids with special needs might need help with sitting. Positioning aids provide supported sitting and help kids carry out everyday activities.
Watch this slideshow to see what positioning aids are available. Click on the arrows to go to the next slide or to return to an earlier slide.
Kids who have trouble walking have many options when it comes to getting around. View the slideshow below to learn more.
Learn all about cerebral palsy (CP), one of the most common congenital disorders of childhood. Help your child or teen manage the condition, and find the help and services that kids with CP are entitled to.
If your child has cerebral palsy, there’s a lot to know. This checklist makes it easy to find out what programs and services may be available to you.
If you have a school-age child with cerebral palsy, there’s a lot to know. This checklist makes it easy to find out what programs and services may be available to you.
If your teen has cerebral palsy, there’s a lot to know. This checklist makes it easy to determine what programs and services might be needed as your teen nears adulthood.
Finding that perfect person to care for your child can be a challenge. These resources can help.
Occupational therapy can help improve kids’ cognitive, physical, and motor skills and build their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
Doctors often recommend physical therapy for kids who have been injured or have movement problems from an illness, disease, or disability. Learn more about PT.
Spina bifida is a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings. It’s usually detected before a baby is born and treated right away.
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a condition that causes muscle weakness and atrophy. There’s no cure, but therapy and other treatments can help most people who have SMA.
Muscular dystrophy is a disorder that weakens a person’s muscles over time. People who have the disease can gradually lose the ability to do everyday tasks.
Wheelchairs are a way for some people to be independent, despite illnesses or injuries. Find out more in this article for kids.
Occupational therapy helps children overcome obstacles to be as independent as possible. Learn more about OT.
Lots of kids have special needs. Find out more in this article for kids.
Cerebral palsy is one of the most common developmental disabilities in the United States. It affects a person’s ability to move and coordinate body movements.
Steven was diagnosed with SMA when he was 3. Here’s a look at his life today and why he says, “When someone tells you you can’t do something, don’t be afraid to try something new.”
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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