Planning for the future is hard for everybody but if you are a person with a disability, it is more important to start right away.
This subject is a really broad topic to cover but it is necessary to get some ideas of what to do so you are prepared for the future.
If you have a child with Cerebral Palsy, you don’t really know what to do first. In my opinion, you should focus on two things, and they are therapy and education. Let’s talk about therapy first.
Cerebral Palsy affects the body different ways. As soon as the doctor diagnoses that your child has Cerebral Palsy, you should look for a place to get therapy because your child’s body is learning habits right away. One place that is really good is Easter Seals. They focus on children with Cerebral Palsy. If the patterns that child is learning are bad, these patterns are hard to drop. If they learn some good patterns, it leads to other good patterns. You are wondering what I mean by patterns. Well, a pattern is like how the child is holding his or her head. Have you noticed that I hold my hands bent down. I held my hands that way early on. If I want to change that, it is impossible to change it now.
So, if you can put good patterns in your child right away, they are building blocks to make other good patterns. That is what you want. Let’s talk about if your child has serious Cerebral Palsy. If the child has health issues, they think your child won’t improve much, but you never know what could happen. You have to have positive hope for your child. Who knows what will happen to the child.
The other thing to do is give your child good education. So why did I say that education is the second most important thing for planning for the future? Education is the tool to make your child successful in life. Education should start right away. As a parent, you are the first teacher that your child has. The teachers that your child will have might not have the time to give your child the education that he or she deserves.
If you have the ability to teach your child at home too, it will help. I know it is hard to do everything but it is necessary to teach your child anyhow you can. You will get a lot of tension from the teachers no matter how smart your child is. You have to focus on what is good for the future. We have some other videos on education so you can watch them if you want more information on education.
I hope this series will help you on planning for the future. One thing that you have to remember is that the future will change so you have to change also so that you can give your child the future that they deserve.