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How can parents help their young child with a spinal cord injury get play experience?

How can parents help their young child with a spinal cord injury get play experience?

Sara Klaas, MSW

Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago

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For a very young child who sustains a spinal cord injury, it's important for the parents to understand there's a social participation piece that's important for that child too, particularly for the children who are 0-3, and are participat... Show More

For a very young child who sustains a spinal cord injury, it's important for the parents to understand there's a social participation piece that's important for that child too, particularly for the children who are 0-3, and are participating in any particular school-related program. Parents need to remember that activities they would normally do, like a tot-parent class, or a swim class, or any sort of services that are offered through their YMCAs or preschool programs are very appropriate for their child with a spinal cord injury. This is where parents can be good advocates and go to those programs, let them know their child's special needs, and ensure that child gets incorporated in those preschool-related activities.

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How can parents help their young child with a spinal cord injury get play experience?

Sara Klaas, MSW

Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago

More Videos by Sara Klaas
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For a very young child who sustains a spinal cord injury, it's important for the parents to understand there's a social participation piece that's important for that child too, particularly for the children who are 0-3, and are participating in any particular school-related program. Parents need to remember that activities they would normally do, like a tot-parent class, or a swim class, or any sort of services that are offered through their YMCAs or preschool programs are very appropriate for their child with a spinal cord injury. This is where parents can be good advocates and go to those programs, let them know their child's special needs, and ensure that child gets incorporated in those preschool-related activities.

How can parents help their young child with a spinal cord injury get play experience?
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