Things to do when you when your child feels excluded

I think with a disability or not its safe to say that we have all felt moments of exclusion through out our lives.I think that that is in part more obvious when you have a physical disability and sure it can be a road block but I dont feel like it is impossible to overcome.

I think kids have difficulty in understanding what a disability is because they are so well trained that it isn’t polite to ask questions the problem with this is that it leads to misinformation and exclusion because the other children do not know how to relate to kids with disabilities as a resault.

I think it would help everyone if you taught your child that it is okay to politely ask questions i can’t tell you how many times i have been out in public and i hear a child ask their parent why i am in a wheelchair to which the parent says in a hushed tone we dont talk about it, its rude then hurries their children away only to suggest after a few paces but still in earshot that i was in some kind of tragic accident.

This in my opinion leads to the assumption from the childs point of view that everyone young in a wheelchair who isnt old must have been in an accident. I prefer to take a moment if i am allowed the opportunity to explain about cerebral palsy. It is my hope that the kid will realize that if they run into a child with a disability that they are kids that like the same things they you do. The only difference maybe how they get around or how they communicate

all in all i think breaking down this barrier will help the kids with disabilities feel more socially included.

 

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problem with todays post

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remembrance day

happy remembrance day all

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making any kitchen more accessible

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how to help children with communication disabilities break down barriers

I think as a person with a disability, we have an innate ability to learn to adapt.  I think we don’t even realize that we adopt in the process of living with a  complex disability such as cerebral palsy. I think, though I can’t speak from personal experience, but I think it would be socially difficult to live in a world of silence or a world where you can’t freely communicate and have to rely on technology to be your voice on an ongoing basis. .

I think the one benefit of being a child using technology to communicate, compared to adult that has for one reason or another adopted this form of communication later in life is that this is all the child has known,ma they don’t grieve the lost of an ability that the adults in their life the way adults do because its all they have ever known.

It is through observation that I can tell you that children are fast moving when they play to me this is a barrier if you’re a child with a physical disability and have a barrier to communication because being unable to communicate isolates you, because honestly kids simply don’t understand what is different from themselves.

For anyone change and differences are scary. Adults desperately want the kids in their lives to feel included. But I have some harsh news for all you adults.

I am unaware of a solution, you can’t force kids to play together, even if you offer ideas of inclusive play. You can only suggest it doesn’t mean that the kids will want to play in a way that will include the kid with a disability.

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therapy putty fine motor tasks easy to do at home

When i was recovering in hospital was when i was first introduced to therapy puddy, well at least thats my first memory of it. Perhaps i used it as a child but it wasn’t a tool that has stuck in my mind as memorable. As an adult however i believe it made a pivotal role in the early days of my recovery Continue reading

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being creative helps you learn to adapt

I like to think I am a creative person, do you? I honestly never thought of myself as a creative person until i started the blog. I think before I began blogging I think of creative to mean in a visual sense like painting or other art forms. But since I have been blogging my thoughts on this has generally broadened. Continue reading

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hqppy holloween

I want to wish everyone a safe and happy fun filled Halloween

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dealing with cooler weather when you have cerebral palsy

Its certainly autumn weather now the temperatures are dropping and the leaves are changing color and frankly my muscles are noticing. If you are anything like me, the cooler the weather the more uncomfortable. This then leads to tighter muscles and i am sure irritability. Continue reading

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Transitioning to adulthood

Transitioning to adulthood is a challenge for anyone but i think there is an added facet when you have a disability especially when you rely on personal support workers to help you through out the day. Continue reading

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