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Hi, my name is Deborah - DNO are my initials

DNO Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I have a 2 year old with quadriplegic CP and I am reaching out to get all the support I can so she maximizes her potential.

I am wondering what I should expect of OT, PT, speech therapy and how to maximize the services these professionals provide.


  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome @DNO welcome to our great group.
    I am sure you will be welcomed by some of the others.
    Some of us pop in and out of the site during the day.
    When your ready have a look around the forum, i know there is a family group, which you will find under Categories, 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @DNO and a warm welcome to the community, thank you for joining and sharing a bit about yourself and your daughter.

    It's difficult for me to really answer your question directly, and as someone with CP myself I would say the focus should certainly be on supporting your daughter to access and engage with things she gets the most joy from.

    Hopefully everyone you work with will be on the same page, this support is not about being 'fixed', but about managing the condition long-term. I would also say that if you ever have concerns or questions about anything OT's, PT's or speech therapists suggest, then there is no harm in seeking a second specialist opinion.

    I'm sure my colleague @Richard_Scope can also share his thoughts with you as our CP Information Officer  :)

    If you feel we can help with anything else in the meantime please do say, and enjoy your weekend.

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