Everyday things that can be a challenge with cerebral palsy

 Everyday things that can be a challenge with cerebral palsy

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Not all of the things that I am going to talk about here are an issue for me personally but I know for others with cerebral palsy the can be so I thought I would write this post.

 

Issues surrounding dressing

I know that for myself although I can usually do up buttons on a shirt I often where possible like to avoid them at all costs.  This is because issues of fine motor skills and dexterity play a role in why this is so difficult.  To simulate this: try buttoning up a dress shirt with a pair of oven mitts on.

Gripping

I have friends who find it a challenge to grip things. Especially forks spoons drinking glasses, this can be solved by changing or adding a grip to these objects, thus making it easier to hold.  I have a few friends who have found reusable cups with straws that allow them to drink without having to bring it to up to their mouths to be useful also. Everyday things that can be a challenge with cerebral palsy

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