Occupational Therapy for People With Cerebral Palsy
The goal of occupational therapy for people with
cerebral palsy is to help them live as independently
as possible. Occupational therapy uses people's strengths to help them cope
with their disabilities. It also helps them learn how to do daily activities
such as dress, eat, and bathe by themselves.
Occupational therapists may use a wide range of items to help people
with cerebral palsy care for themselves, such as:
Spoons or forks with heavy or large handles,
dishes with higher lips to help keep food from slipping, and cups with special
handles or tops.
Toys that can be easily held.
computers that can be used by touching the screen or by speaking the commands.
Other computers can help people with cerebral palsy do many tasks that they
would not normally be able to do. For example, computers can allow people to
turn on a light switch by blinking their eyes or open a door by nodding their
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