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What’s the most important thing for parents to do after a child is diagnosed with a spinal cord injury?

What’s the most important thing for parents to do after a child is diagnosed with a spinal cord injury?

Sara Klaas, MSW

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

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I think one of the most important things for parents to do after a child sustains a spinal-cord injury, is to really learn as much as they can about spinal cord injury and what that means. That knowledge will help them to be able to make the adjustme... Show More

I think one of the most important things for parents to do after a child sustains a spinal-cord injury, is to really learn as much as they can about spinal cord injury and what that means. That knowledge will help them to be able to make the adjustment to the child's spinal cord injury, and also help their child adjust to the spinal-cord injury. As they start to seek out that information, one of the other things that happens is that they start to connect with other people who have had spinal cord injuries, or other parents who've had their children sustain spinal cord injuries.

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What’s the most important thing for parents to do after a child is diagnosed with a spinal cord injury?

Sara Klaas, MSW

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

More Videos by Sara Klaas
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I think one of the most important things for parents to do after a child sustains a spinal-cord injury, is to really learn as much as they can about spinal cord injury and what that means. That knowledge will help them to be able to make the adjustment to the child's spinal cord injury, and also help their child adjust to the spinal-cord injury. As they start to seek out that information, one of the other things that happens is that they start to connect with other people who have had spinal cord injuries, or other parents who've had their children sustain spinal cord injuries.

What’s the most important thing for parents to do after a child is diagnosed with a spinal cord injury?
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