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Everyday living

This section contains practical tips, written by parents, on performing some of the ordinary activities that can raise obstacles for children with hemiplegia.

  • Dressing Hints and tips on clothes, techniques and specialist suppliers.
  • Shoes Children with hemiplegia may need odd sized shoes, or specialist fitting.
  • Shoe lacing Fastening a shoe with one hand can be difficult - here are some ideas to make it easier.
  • Tweaking and adapting computers It's tempting to leave your computer's settings as they are, but there's lots you can do to make using it more easy.
  • Equipment A list of aids for writing, dressing, washing and eating, and an directory of suppliers.
  • One-handed hints Tips on every one-handed problem with personal care, clothes, accessories and more.

           Download Equipment list (pdf format)

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