Getting the Necessary Care Equipment
Let’s say that your child has a birth disorder where they can’t walk. You will need to get a wheelchair, leg braces, or crutches to help them walk. Children in a wheelchair may also need additional assistance, like cushions or a neck pillow to help them. Before you begin gathering these items, you should ask your doctor or your child’s physical therapist about the type of accessories that they will need for living their best life.
Life in the Home
One of the most common symptoms of a birth disorder is that your child’s gross motor skills and fine motor skills will suffer. How do you approach this issue? You can rearrange things in the home to make things a little easier for your child. This, however, will also depend on the disability. You may have to get certain equipment in the home that will help your child live a more comfortable life. For example, they may need toilet chairs or bath chairs to make things more accessible.
On the lower end of the spectrum of severity, your child could have a learning disability. In some cases, this may not require much outside equipment. But, they may not go through the same developmental stages as children unaffected by a learning disability. It depends on the circumstances. In some cases, you may have to install a gate near entrances and stairways to keep your child safe from an injury. This could mean babyproofing the home for an extended period. In some cases where your child’s birth injury is causing you to bear a significant financial burden, you can seek financial help.
Getting an Education
Even some of the mildest forms of an injury may require special education. This may not be the case with every child because some children will recover better than others. However, there are cases where the child might have a cognitive disorder, social problem, or behavioral issue. When your child begins school, teachers should be informed of your child’s disability so that they can tailor the educational program toward your child.
Unfortunately, life for kids with birth disorders can be tough in many circumstances. Children with disabilities have a higher likelihood of being bullied and discriminated against, and you hope that teachers will do their part in preventing this. There have been cases where teachers were the culprits behind the bullying—it’s not common, but it does happen. To keep your children active socially, you should expose them to as many children as possible. If you have a kids’ club in the area, you may want to consider bringing them there as well.