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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Creation
Creation

April 7, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Jesus Our Teacher Story Activity Book
Jesus Our Teacher Story Activity Book

March 31, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Jesus and His Disciples Story Activity Book
Jesus and His Disciples Story Activity Book

March 31, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Jonah Story Activity Book
Jonah Story Activity Book

March 26, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Moses Story Activity Book
Moses Story Activity Book

March 26, 2020bible-based-curriculum
David and Jonathan Story Activity Book
David and Jonathan Story Activity Book

March 26, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Joseph Story Activity Book
Joseph Story Activity Book

March 26, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Easter Story Activity Book
Easter Story Activity Book

March 26, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Daniel Story Activity Book
Daniel Story Activity Book

March 26, 2020bible-based-curriculum
How to make a slant board
How to Make a Slant Board

December 5, 2019assistive-technologyassistive-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, 2019communication
Christmas Story Activity Book
Christmas Story Activity Book

December 5, 2019bible-based-curriculum
Abraham Story Activity Book
Abraham Story Activity Book

December 5, 2019bible-based-curriculum
Shine Your Light
Head to Toe Heart Soul

December 5, 2019assistive-technology
Special Needs Classroom
Map Paragraphs

Map Paragraphs Info.

December 4, 2019parent-resources
Classroom for Children with Special Needs
Preparing Little Hands to Write

November 22, 2019occupational-therapy

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