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ding, because they can lose sensitivity in the mouth, resulting in choking. sting out their tongue when trying to eat. ng For Children with Cerebral Palsy Created By: Sabrina Lalley Jamie Martin Taryn Lytkenhoff Emily Forsberg Carly Muncy printed brochure paper that is available from many paper suppliers.] Bathing Lifting a child into the bath is one of the hardest things to do when your child has Cerebral Palsy here are some tips to help you as the parent out: The child should be lifted into the tub in a standing position Wash hair in sink if allowable Use a bath chair when your child gets older Use a terry towel to help the body with sensations and awareness Have grab bars and nonskid strips Exercise
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Exercise is an essential part in a child with Cerebral Palsy’s life. Low-tone children generally respond well to fast movements, while high-tone children respond better to a slower pace. Work with a physical and occupational therapist to help come up with the best exercise regiment for you child
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Unformatted text preview: ♦ Your child needs to see exercise as natural don’t push them to do things that they don’t want to do ♦ Make sure you allow them to try different kinds of exercises to find the one that they like the best Toilet Training • All meals need to be at the same time everyday to keep your child’s body regulated • Make sure your child isn’t distracted while trying to go one the toilet • After a meal your child should be set on the toilet for 15 to 30 min or until the go • Make sure you praise your child after they go • Constipation is one of the major problems for children with Cerebral Palsy there are things you can do to relieve it o Fybrogel is an over counter prescription that can be used o Eat lots of fruits o Laxatives can be used to ease the pain...
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