Children with cerebral palsy have mobility issues that can be addressed quite easily as they grow. When they are still very young, they are not as independent and rely on you to carry them and help them get to where they need to go. As they grow, you can make special changes that allows them feel their home is a place of comfort that provides them with a sense of belonging. Since cerebral palsy affects people differently, it’s important to talk to an occupational therapist to get a better idea of what may best fill your child’s needs.
In the video, Dr. Jeanine Merritt talks about how eliminating stairs and moving to a one-story house opened up a whole new world filled with freedom and independence. for her eleven-year-old daughter, Mia. When a home limits your movements and mobility, you can feel trapped and frustrated. By changing things to provide freedom, confidence in managing your world returns and everyone benefits.
If you are interested in more information about home modifications that can improve the life of your loved one who has cerebral palsy, contact a cerebral palsy foundation which can provide you with resource specialists who can help find the best modifications that fit your needs.