Finger painting: The artistry of fine motor skills

“If I could tell the world just one thing it would be we’re all ok.” From the song hands by Jewel

Perhaps one of the most annoyingly frustrating parts of having cerebral palsy for me at least is that it does effect my hands. Yes for those of you reading this that no me offline this would perhaps come as a surprise because it isn’t evident in my every day movement.

It does impact in areas of dressing where buttons and zippers are involved. I am determined though, as a young teen my worker got me into making beaded daisy chain bracelets. This was a task that in the beginning was laborious, but a task that I enjoyed kept and was able to eventually manipulate on my own short of threading my own needle with thread.
It fascinates me that people with cerebral palsy with the same diagnoses are impacted so differently. I have a friend that impacted more in her hands then I and her speech is comprised whereas mine is not. Interesting isn’t it?

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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2 Responses to Finger painting: The artistry of fine motor skills

  1. Debby says:

    I was wondering if you could open a discussion on how people in wheelchairs handle going to the dentist if they can’t be transfered to the dental chair? Do some use a reclining wheelchair? or have dentist’s with a large enough room to use a lift??? We need some ideas… thanks

  2. lifeofthedifferentlyabled says:

    I will blog about this in an upcoming post!

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