Children with complex disabilities may be vulnerable to respiratory complications such as aspiration, infections and pneumonia that impact quality of life, health and wellbeing. For these children the monitoring and management of respiratory health is so important.
Research shows that when children with disability are given the opportunity to participate in mainstream early childhood education, they will have better educational, social and developmental outcomes later in life.We have been making this a reality for Brisbane children and families, working with them to help them understand how to request NDIS funding.
PEG stands for Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy. If your child is “PEG fed” or your health care team are talking to you about PEG feeding as an option for your child, this article will provide you with some of the basic information you’ll want to know.
The process of digesting the food that children need is complex and there are a number of reasons why this process may not be working and a child may suffer from constipation. This means that their body can’t get rid of waste as it needs to.
Feeding challenges can be extremely stressful for parents of children with disability and there is no one size fits all approach to help. It is about finding what works for your child and your family to ease the stress and help your child to get the nutrients that they need.
If your child has been diagnosed with diabetes you need to seek the appropriate support from health professionals. You should seek to get a diabetes management plan in place and ensure that everyone in your child’s support network understands their role in supporting and managing your child’s diabetes.
One of the areas that can cause confusion for families navigating the NDIS is determining whether specific funding is the responsibility of the NDIS or another service or system. In this article we explore the funding responsibilities of the NDIS and other systems in relation to early childhood development.
Pressure sores are areas of damage to skin and soft tissue caused by ongoing friction, moisture or pressure. Children with physical and complex disability who are immobile or have difficulty with mobility are at risk of developing pressure sores. We taske a look at causes, prevention and treatment.