Cerebra news/articles at Yafaau’s forum
I have got the permission from Cerebra(http://www.cerebra.org.uk) to publish articles that could be useful for the Maldivian Cerebral Palsy comminity from their PARNET bulletin. You will find articles at http://forum.yafaau.info/index.php?c=6 Articles include: Research on ‘Protecting premature babies, IVF and low birthweight’ etc.
Parent advice for therapists and case managers
First, last and always, operate with empathy (this was mentioned by dozens of respondents); Practice ?walking in the shoes? of the family or the individual; get to know what their day-to-day reality is like.
Please do not assume that difficult behaviors ? especially in children ? are a result of emotional disturbance, abuse, or neglect without helping the family rule out any medical, neurological or biochemical causes.
Smash the belief that the presence of a child with a disability wreaks havoc in a family, leading to depression, marital breakup, etc. More than anything I would want you to understand that it is not the child but the society that causes families to break apart. Please take the blame away from the kids…. Read more