1. Topic-
Cerebral Palsy
2. Content-
Cerebral palsy education, range of motion exercises, increasing parent resources and involvement with special needs community
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.When given a topic about Cerebral Palsy, Hannah's parents will read and understand one website or article to increase their knowledge of their child's disability within 2 weeks.
2.When given a home exercise program, Hannah's parents will perform Upper Extremity range of motion exercises after her bath time 3 out of 5 days per week.
3.When given a list of parent resources, Hannah's parents will attend a support group for parents of children with disabilities once per month.
4. Objectives-
1.Hannah's parents will be able to discuss website/article with therapist at home visit to ensure parents understand article and answer questions as needed.
2.Hannah's parents will complete weekly check off sheet of exercises to be reviewed at each weekly home visit.
3.Hannah's parents will keep a journal on topics discussed at support meetings. Progress will be made when Hannah's parents are feeling more empowered and supported by others.
5. Materials and Aids-
Visual aids provided will be journal or research articles, a home exercise program on worksheets with a check off sheet. Hannah's parents will also be responsible for keeping a written journal.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Discuss importance of family's knowledge of cerebral palsy to properly care for Hannah, advocate for her and help others understand her condition.
2.Introduce range of motion exercises and go over weekly exercise checklist.
3.Provide Hannah's parents with resources in the community for special needs individuals and support groups for families with special needs within the community.

B. Development-

1.Demonstrate different ways to search for articles related to Cerebral Palsy on the computer, and help family identify credible Internet sites.
2.Demonstrate range of motion exercises on Hannah and ensure that parents are comfortable with trying exercises.
3.Have Hannah's parents identify a support group that they would be interested in attending.

C. Practice-

1.Observe parents searching the Internet to find an article about cerebral palsy.
2.Observe and instruct parents on ROM exercises.
3.Practice dialogue that would take place within a support group

D. Independent Practice-

1. Family will locate 2 articles to present to therapist the next treatment session.
2.Family will perform ROM exercises on Hannah 3 times before next treatment session.
3.Family will have date/time/location for one support group within the area.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Hannah's parents have a high school education, so some material might be too high level for them to understand. Reading material may need to be explained to Hannah's parents.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Check that Hannah's parents understand search engines and how to research cerebral palsy
2. Check that Hannah's parents understand ROM and exercises.
3. Check that Hannah's parents have resources needed for community support and they are aware of the benefits of networking within the community.

G. Closure-

1. Ensure that Hannah's parents are comfortable with searching for literature on cerebral palsy, and plan to discuss article next session.
2. Ensure that Hannah's parents are comfortable performing ROM exercises on Hannah. Go over checklist and plan on reviewing next session.
3. Ensure that parents will locate support groups in area and parents will have one organization to contact by next session.

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