• Fight loneliness
• Reduce discomfort
• Curb anxiety
• Encourage social interaction
• Increase independence
• Reduce caregiver burden
• Instill confidence
• Bridge academic participation
• Self preservation through communication
Summary - Limited motor control leaves a person with CP unable to do many physical tasks. Usually born with normal or near normal cognitive function but may present as lower functioning for age due to missed milestone and educational deficits caused by severe physical limitations.
Needs – Not to be underestimated. Needs speech device and software that can help them sound as intelligent as they really are. Strong desire to be like peers, capable, cool, and social. Needs access to phone, computer, email, texting, environmental controls, TV, music and academics. Important solutions for the classroom would be writing support, communication, ability to answer questions, test taking and reading.