Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Facts

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that affects body movement, postural control, and muscle coordination and tension.

CP is caused by improper brain development or brain damage before or after birth. Cerebral refers to the brain and Palsy refers to difficulty with muscle use.

CP exists on a very wide spectrum, and many areas of development may or may not be affected (i.e. small and large motor skills, speech, vision, sensation, intellectual skills, self-care skills). The brain injury does not progress, and regular, early intervention can help prevent secondary problems from developing.

We love getting to see children with CP grow and flourish! Assistive technology supports, such as speech generating devices, walkers/wheelchairs or adapted feeding/writing utensils may be beneficial as children develop and work toward meeting goals and milestones. Special education strategies and opportunities will maximize learning and socializing with friends!

Children with CP overcome challenges daily! Early intervention is key as the brain is most easily influenced and redirected by therapy and educational services during the first three years of life.

“Kids with CP are just that- kids! They just need a little extra boost in learning to move about in their world, to communicate effectively, to be as independent as possible in play and self-care, to learn about their world, and have lots of fun with their friends!”

- Julie Wilson, PT

Resources & Stories

Read about our students stories and the solutions we’ve found to help them.

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Social Story on Wearing Masks
Social Story on Wearing Masks

July 8, 2020speech-therapylanguage social-story special-needs speech therapy
How to Write a Social Story
How to Write a Social Story

July 8, 2020speech-therapylanguage social-story special-needs speech therapy
10 Ways to Make Tummy Time More Fun
10 Ways to Make Tummy Time More Fun

July 1, 2020physical-therapy
Curriculum Guides and Additional Resources
Curriculum Guides and Additional Resources

June 12, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Sunday School
Sunday School

Our HTHS Sunday School curriculum is a compilation of our full curriculum into a Sunday School format by …

May 12, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Creation
Creation

“Creation,” is book one of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart, and Soul Bible-Based …

April 29, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Zacchaeus
Zacchaeus

“Zacchaeus,” is book two of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 29, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Joseph
Joseph

“Joseph,” is book three of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 29, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Christmas
Christmas

“Christmas,” is book four of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 29, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Abraham
Abraham

“Abraham,” is book five of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 29, 2020bible-based-curriculum
David & Jonathan
David & Jonathan

“David & Jonathan,” is book six of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 24, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Daniel
Daniel

“Daniel,” is book seven of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 24, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Easter
Easter

“Easter,” is book eight of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 24, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Moses
Moses

“Moses,” is book nine of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 24, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Jonah
Jonah

“Jonah,” is book ten of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 21, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Jesus & His Disciples
Jesus & His Disciples

“Jesus & His Disciples,” is book eleven of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart and Soul Bible-Based …

April 21, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Jesus Our Teacher
Jesus Our Teacher

“Jesus Our Teacher,” is book twelve of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 20, 2020bible-based-curriculum
How to make a slant board
How to Make a Slant Board

December 5, 2019occupational-therapyassistive-technology
Special Needs Classroom
How to Make Picture Prompts

December 5, 2019down-syndrome diagnosis
DIY Sensory Play Wall
DIY Sensory Play Wall

December 5, 2019sensory-processing diagnosis
Cortical visual impairment activity
How to Introduce Objects to Children with CVI

December 5, 2019cortical-vision-impairment diagnosis
Communicating with a non-verbal child
Communicating with a Non-Verbal Child

December 5, 2019speech-therapy
Classroom for Children with Special Needs
Preparing Little Hands to Write

November 22, 2019occupational-therapy

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