t: 0161 607 8200
e: info@disabledliving.co.uk
Monday - Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Children

Why Harry Beattie is ‘One Amazing Kid’

harry beattie and his mum

Harry was born at 27 weeks in Raigmore Hospital Inverness after an spontaneous rupture in the membrane at 22 weeks. He was ventilated for 3 months and had a Patent Ductus Arteriosus closed in Glasgow prior to this. Due to an ongoing chest infection Harry had many stays in hospital. On one occasion he was […]

Tags:

Read more

Playtime for Children with Disabilities

little boy playing jenga

This post has been written by Special Kids all about the senses that children with disabilities develop during playtime. When you think about childhood, you probably think about the nostalgic memories of days spent playing with dolls, building blocks, and jigsaw puzzles. A magical time where your imagination was able to run riot while you […]

Tags: , ,

Read more

Gareth Brown Tells Us How Small Things Can Make a Huge Difference

gareth brown with children

This Story of the Month has been written by Gareth Brown, Development Manager at AAT GB Ltd.  In October 2017, we received a video clip from an OT from Northern Ireland. She was making an enquiry about buying a Chillibean. This is one of our Stabilo vacuum posture cushions. Nothing unusual in that, it is […]

Tags:

Read more

Cooper’s Journey with Cerebral Palsy

cooper's cerebral palsy journey

January’s Story of the Month goes to, Kerrie Keen, 37 years old who talks about her son’s journey with cerebral palsy. Kerrie is married to her husband, Owen and is a proud mum to her 15 year old son and 4 year old identical twin boys, Cooper and Lucas. If you would like to catch […]

Tags: ,

Read more

A Quarter of the Public ‘Don’t Know What Cerebral Palsy Is’

mother and son with cerebral palsy

The following is a guest blog from JMW Solicitors, a leading Manchester law firm and offers a broad range of legal services to both commercial and private clients. JMW Solicitors supports families affected by cerebral palsy caused as a result of medical negligence. A team of expert solicitors ensure families receive the best possible care package […]

Tags: ,

Read more

Top Tips for Children’s Continence Problems

child holding parents hand walking

Do you worry about your child’s continence? Are you a professional involved in supporting children who have continence problems? Are there concerns about: Wetting, or dribbling, day or night? Pooing in their pants? Constipation? Do they appear to avoid using the toilet? Are you struggling with toilet training? Are you unsure whether your child is […]

Tags: , ,

Read more

How to Encourage Children to Drink More Water

glass of water being poured

Davina, Children’s Continence Advisor at Disabled Living, gives advice on how to encourage your children to drink more water. Adequate fluid intake is important for maintaining health and wellbeing.  Most school age children should have about one and a half liters of water per day with half of this during the school day.  Children will […]

Tags:

Read more

3 Ways Colouring In Can Help Children

little boy colouring in

Colour Therapy can be an effective method of helping people with a wide range of health issues. It can help to improve physical, mental and emotional problems, relaxing a person. Certain colours can help children sleep, think, and concentrate. When I think about colouring, I often refer back to my childhood. A time when colouring […]

Tags:

Read more

Do You Know About These Toileting Problems with Children?

The Daily Mail recently featured an article (‘The nine year olds who still need nappies’ June 29 2017) about the number of children who are wearing nappies when they start school and “…children as old as nine who still cannot use the toilet properly.”  It states that fifty years ago the average age for toilet training was 15 months.  […]

Tags: , ,

Read more

Top

Partners