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Meeting the Needs of Children and Families

Mary (Suling) Wang 300709634

Introduction to the Child and Family

Delilah: -a four-year-old child with cerebral palsy -The left side of her body is affected. -Her ability to articulate words is affected. -She is very bright and outgoing. -She loves being with other children. -She gets very frustrated when people dont understand what she is trying to say. -Her younger sister Sophie is six months old. -Her parents are new to the city of Toronto.

Introduction to the Individual Special Needs

What is Cerebral Palsy (CP)? CP is a term used to describe a neurological condition affecting body movement and muscle co-ordination. What are the effects of CP? The effects of CP vary from individual to individual. It depends on which areas of the brain have been injured. Who is affected? One out of every 500 babies, and up to one in three premature babies is affected to some extent. What causes CP? CP may be congenital or acquired during or after birth.

Introduction to the Individual Special Needs

What are the types of CP? CP can be classified by number of limbs involved and by movement disorder. How is it diagnosed or detected? evaluating how a baby or young child moves; using CAT scans and MRI to identify lesions in the brain. Management and Supports of CP therapy, medications, surgery, educational supports, adaptive equipment, accessibility, and attitudes

Meeting the Needs in the Child Care Centre

Reflection on my attitude and practice -bias-free program -learning about Delilah and her family -planning for inclusion -to be an effective teacher Modifications to the physical environment -accommodating the wheelchair or walker -keeping visual displays and toys at eye level -making toys and reading materials etc. easy to reach

Meeting the Needs in the Child Care Centre

Adaptations of play materials -stabilizing -enlarging Teaching strategies -task analysis -reinforcement -examples of experiences

Agencies and Resources

Agencies Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP) http://www.ofcp.ca/index.php Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital http://www.hollandbloorview.ca/index.php Speech Therapy Works http://www.speechtherapyworks.ca/

Resources Web-based resource ConnectAbility.ca http://connectability.ca/

Books for Parents 1. Children with Cerebral Palsy - A Parents Guide Elaine Geralis & Tom Ritter 2. Caring for Children with Cerebral Palsy - A Team Approach John P. Dormans & Louis Pellegrino
Books for Children Cant You Be Still/ Nobody Knows/ Heres What I Mean to Say Sarah Yates

Videos 1. Cerebral Palsy - A Video Guide for Families (17 minutes)


2. Never Say NEVER(11 minutes) Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta 3. Cerebral Palsy - A Lifelong Journey (88 minutes) Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy 4. My Left Foot (103 minutes)

The Cerebral Palsy Association of B.C

The Oscar-winning movie of Irish author Christy Browns struggles and triumphs growing up with CP.

Self-Evaluation

For me, this is not an assignment. This is the real circumstance I am experiencing.

For me, Delilah and her family are not from the scenario. They are the real persons live in my life. They smile. They become frustrated. They feel happy. They feel sad. They say hello to me. They seek help from me. All the scenes appear in my mind vividly. I make every effort to work with them.

Bibliography
Thanks to all the agencies, authors, and individuals who respect and support children with Cerebral Palsy.
Thanks to the World CP Day, a global innovation project to change the world for people living with cerebral palsy and their families. It is designed to gather ideas from people around the world and make the best of those ideas a reality (more information at http://en.worldcpday.org/).

Bibliography

Cadieux, C. (2014). Class note. Inclusion of Children with Special Needs. Centennial College. Toronto: Canada. ConnectABILITY.ca http://connectability.ca/ Fact Sheet: Cerebral Palsy. Retrieved Mar. 3, 2014, from http://connectability.ca/2011/10/04/cerebral-palsy/. Haslam, M. Safe, Adaptive Environments Workshop. Retrieved Mar. 5, 2014, from http://connectability.ca/category/kids/workshops-kids/page/2/. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital http://www.hollandbloorview.ca/index.php. Howard, M. & Vogt, R. Task Analysis Workshop. Retrieved Mar. 5, 2014, from http://connectability.ca/category/kids/workshops-kids/page/3/ Images are retrieved Mar. 7, 2014, from https://www.google.ca/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi&authuser=0&ei=vaAbU7H ZCJSEqQGrzIGoCg&ved=0CAQQqi4oAg. Luongo, S. & Kearns, K. Adaptive Play Materials Workshop. Retrieved Mar. 5, 2014, from http://connectability.ca/Garage/wp-content/uploads/workshops/adap ted_materials/adapted_materials.html. Massie, K. Reinforcement Workshop. Retrieved Mar. 5, 2014, from http://connectability.ca/category/kids/workshops-kids/page/2/. Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy http://www.ofcp.ca/index.php Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy. (2011). A guide to Cerebral Palsy. [PDF] Retrieved Mar. 3, 2014, from http://www.ofcp.ca/pdf/Web%20Guide%20To%20CP.pdf. Speech Therapy Works http://www.speechtherapyworks.ca/ World Cerebral Day http://en.worldcpday.org/