2 important ways to Embrace & support your special needs child

I wholeheartedly love my children, Olivia and Sofiya are my entire world. It goes without saying I wish things could be slightly different, I wish they could have a “normal” sibling relationship. It’s so easy to compare my girls and our lives with others, looking at the outward appearance, behaviours and the developmental skills (or lack thereof) rather than looking…

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Oral healthcare The complete beginners guide when your child’s disabled.

When your child is disabled or has sensory issues oral health care can be extremely difficult. Some people with cerebral palsy will struggle with oral hygiene for many factors. Struggling to clean teeth regularly, having difficulties eating or swallowing can play a huge part. Even having behavioural problems caused by not being able to communicate. Have you ever brushed your…

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Why I’m sad Olivia’s leaving nursery

Recently Olivia came home from nursery with a DVD it showed her having a therapy session & children in her group playing with her, it just reminded me how much I love her nursery. Having somewhere so close to our house that caters for Olivia's needs is beyond amazing. It's the kind of place that if your child has additional…

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10 Things you should know for a better understanding about Cerebral Palsy / Periventricular …

1. PVL – (Periventricular leukomalacia) is a type of brain injury that is most common in babies born too soon (premature) or at low birth weight. The white matter (leuko-) surrounding the ventricles of the brain (periventricular) is deprived of blood and oxygen leading to softening (malacia). The white matter is responsible for transmitting messages from nerve cells in the…

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Essential Supplements to help keep your tube fed child healthy

Children with feeding tubes have them for numerous reasons Olivia has hers because she had an unsafe swallow, cows protein & soy allergy. She was dangerously underweight last year & an NG tube was inserted. We’ve experimented with various meals & supplements this is what we’ve recently discovered that have made a huge impact on her health & growth. 1.…

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