If the previous video "Motor Development Progress ... Cerebral Palsy Quadriplegic Child" -- http://www.vimeo.com/6671771 -- was more inspirational than educational this video "Sitting progress in a Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy" has already much more of an educational value .
The case of this quadriplegic spastic boy is so classic that each and every parent of a child with cerebral palsy will find important illustrations and clarifications:
- Levels of support in sitting - evolution from high to low
- Specifics of tailor sitting
- Suspended support by the arms -- 1 handed support and 2 handed
- Sitting platform configuration
- Segmentation and selective mobility between the head, shoulder girdle, pelvis
I am very much aware-- you have already heard it from me and probably telling yourself : "I know, I know , I know..." but nonetheless I do recommend you to watch it and visualize these stages because the better you visualize them on the examples of the other brain injured kids the more meaningful specifics you will be able to notice in yours.
And that's the key for your own motivation, piece of mind and confidence-- your ability to notice the increments of improvements in your own child.
I want to emphasize once more -- We are posting these Progress Overview videos with an educational and not a promotional purpose. The goal is not say: "Look what a wonderful progress with ABR in just 2 years of work..." That would be a wrong message because some children respond slower and some faster, some parents have more opportunities for the ABR homework and some have less. These are realities and I do not want you to be stressed and ask yourself 'Have we achieved as much or less or more in 2 years?' I would much prefer you to focus on the stages of transformations that, for example, this quadriplegic boy had through ABR because these stages are very much typical. Therefore, even if different children respond at different rate -- the fundamentals and stages are very much the same.
And another really important aspect -- these changes are not accidental, the progress of this Qudariplegic boy, GMFCS Level 5, is not a fluke -- it's a result of systematic transitions that were methodically addressed through Advanced Biomechanical Rehabilitation.
That's why – I am really trying my best to pre-warm you about the oncoming videos which analyze in details each of the stages of progress during 2 years of Advanced Biomechanical Rehabilitation --sitting, hand functions, crawling.
Please look at it as an illustrated textbook intended to enhance your knowledge not as see-and-forget promotional videos. That's why I will encourage you to return back to these videos several times and ideally even show them to some of your friends and family, -- watch their reaction, look at their level of understanding and try to clarify things for them. Become an educator yourself -- for one selfish reason: there is no better way to learn yourself than by teaching the others.