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What’s important for parents to remember about a child growing up with a spinal cord injury?

What’s important for parents to remember about a child growing up with a spinal cord injury?

Dawn Sheaffer, MSW

Social Worker/Director of Social Services, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia

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I think the message that we always try to give families is that your child is still a child, and that though they may do things differently now than they did before the accident, you still want to give them the experience of childhood. Of the returni... Show More

I think the message that we always try to give families is that your child is still a child, and that though they may do things differently now than they did before the accident, you still want to give them the experience of childhood. Of the returning to school, making sure that they have chances to play with their friends, that they go to playgrounds, that they have the experience of being a child.

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What’s important for parents to remember about a child growing up with a spinal cord injury?

Dawn Sheaffer, MSW

Social Worker/Director of Social Services, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia

More Videos by Dawn Sheaffer
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I think the message that we always try to give families is that your child is still a child, and that though they may do things differently now than they did before the accident, you still want to give them the experience of childhood. Of the returning to school, making sure that they have chances to play with their friends, that they go to playgrounds, that they have the experience of being a child.

What’s important for parents to remember about a child growing up with a spinal cord injury?
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