Using Scissors to Cut With One Hand

Before you read the tips, ask yourself these questions: How important is it to learn to precisely learn to use scissors? Would your child’s time be better spent learning something else? How often do adults cut around items on paper? Choose […]

Neuropsych – Our Experience

When our doctors first started talking about visiting a Neuropsych, they were having conversations with each other, while we were in the room. “Do you think a neuropsych would help?” “Yes, but not yet”… or “Has he been to neuropsych […]

Back to School – Kids with Hemiplegia

Amid the excitement of shopping for school supplies and thinking about meeting new friends, parents of children with hemiplegia find many questions pertaining to their child’s diagnosis and learning styles. We’ve prepared a few helpful hints for you. 1. How […]

Pediatric stroke, hemiplegic cerebral palsy, and Easter baskets

Kind of an unusual title, I know.  What’s the connection between hemiplegic cerebral palsy, pediatric stroke, and Easter baskets? I’ll paint the picture for you. Lots of kids in lots of places will be hunting Easter eggs this weekend.  Pretty […]

Lunch Trays, Milk Cartons, and Kindergarten: One handed

I have a year before my son, who has left hemiplegia, starts all day kindergarten, and I’ve recently been having an anxiety attack about him having to carry a lunch tray, open a carton of milk, cut up his own […]

Back to School – Musical Instruments for Kids with Hemiplegia

Kids and music  – they just go together and our kids with hemiplegia can find many ways to enjoy playing a musical instrument. It’s extremely important for children with hemiplegia or with any disability to find an area where they […]

Thunder in the Valley Games Michigan

Adaptive Sports Season is in full swing. This is for adults and Juniors, age 7 and up. Thunder in the Valley Games are scheduled for May 31st – June 3rd, 2012 at Saginaw Valley State U and are hosted by […]

Pediatric Stroke and Spelling Success

When Gregory entered kindergarten at age 5, he could barely write the letter “G” in his name.  It took the first two years of elementary school, intensive practice at home and school using a specialized writing curriculum, and hours of […]