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Posted by Anita on October 03, 1999 at 19:24:48:

In Reply to: Palsy in the hands & "mild" CP posted by Betsy on June 25, 1999 at 21:13:04:

Betsy,

I have a 12 year old with "mild" CP. At the age of 18 months he was evaulated and found to be severly delayed. This was done through our school district that has a wonderful special education department. By the time he was 2 he had a teacher and therapist coming to our home to start working with him. AT 34 months he started walking. They then had a bus come by and pick him up and he attended school for half a day. I say all this to say he has overcome most of his disabilities. When you look at him you would never know he has CP. However, there is still a breakdown when it comes to Math skills but most noticeably is his maturatey level. He is 2 to 3 years behind and that is extremely difficult. He wants to "fit" in at school so he works hard, but his difference is noticeable to other kids, so he really has no friends at school. I find this difficult and even had a problem with my Mother concerning his maturity. I was wondering if your son has this problem or anyone else?

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