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Understanding Brachial Plexus Injuries

A brachial plexus injury (Erb's Palsy) is a nerve injury. The nerves that are damaged control muscles in the shoulder, arm, or hand. Children with brachial plexus injuries are affected in different ways. Your child's disability and potential for successful rehabilitation depends on which nerves are injured, how severely they have been damaged and what treatment options are available.

Feature Articles

The Potential Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy for Children with Special Needs

For children with special needs, the ability to interact with a dog, cat, or other furry friend can have a very positive impact upon their quality of life. Interacting with a pet can sometimes enhance recovery following a serious illness. It can change behavior, create a sense of responsibility and even improve a child’s ability to participate in therapeutic treatment leading to achievement in relation to identified goals and objectives.

Making Computers Accessible To All Built-In Accessibility Options

By Joan Tanenhaus,

For children with disabilities, universal accessibility to computers and the Internet is now possible as a result of readily available software. Macintosh and Windows users are fortunate to have certain options built into their computer operating systems that help with some accessibility problems.