Child Gains Independence after 14 Years

Child Gains Independence after 14 Years

 A happy day for all of us at the centre, and especially this 14 year old boy, who is so bright and gets so frustrated by the physical limitations his Cerebral Palsy presents. A few days ago he got this specialised walking frame, designed by our staff, and it is hard...
Children’s Therapy Has Got To Be Fun

Children’s Therapy Has Got To Be Fun

Good therapy for children has to be fun. When it is, the child will naturally push him or herself to their limit. Our older children who have Cerebral Palsy happily spent almost the whole lesson blowing boats they had made across a pond with straws… The fact...
Communication Book gives new lease of life

Communication Book gives new lease of life

This 12 year old boy has a lot of speech problems created by his Cerebral Palsy. In the last couple of years in our programme, he has started to be able to say single words. Our staff have now put together a personalised communication book for him, based on themes. He...
The Healing Art of Dance Therapy

The Healing Art of Dance Therapy

This April we were fortunate to have Howard Wilkinson, and his partner, Nicole Venter, from Melbourne working with us for two weeks. Howard and Nicole are dance therapists; Howard having more than ten years experience in providing dance-music therapy for children with...
Homegrown Children

Homegrown Children

In March 2013, we began a pilot project to train families of children with cerebral palsy how to work together to allow their child to live as independently as possible at home. We settled on some Conductive Education techniques as being the best method. Conductive...