6 Valuable Cerebral Palsy Aids to Help Your Child

In the United States, about 500,000 children under 18 have cerebral palsy (CP). This disorder causes issues with muscle tone, motor coordination, and posture. CP also impairs fine, gross, and oral motor skills.

These Six Tools Can Make Childcare Easier and Safer.

1 Lip Closure Spoon

This spoon helps those with difficulty eating by tactiley prompting the lips to close. The edge encourages the child to maintain contact with the spoon's surface while food is removed.

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2 Rije Dysphagia Cup

If your child with CP has issues controlling the muscles in their throat, they may experience trouble swallowing. Dysphagia cups have nose cutouts so drinking can occur without tilting the head back, which reduces the risk of aspiration.

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3 Tumble Forms 2 Feeder Seat Positioner

This seat can server as a comfortable, short-term alternative to your child's wheelchair. It helps your child maintain good posture and is easy to wipe clean.

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4 Tumble Forms Starfish Bath Chair

This bath seat has adjustable back and leg supports that can be set at various angles depending on your needs. Chest and hip belts help keep your child in position.

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5 P's + Q's

Oral sensory chews help develop the masseter muscle (important in mature speech production) and encourage lateral jaw movement.

They also help improve speech impairments like dysarthria, difficulty in controlling muscles used for speech.

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6 Pediatric Plastic Base Utensil Holder

Support your child's development of independent eating skills with a utensil holder. This holder is great for kids with a weak grasp or poor fine motor skills who need help holding on to their silverware.

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