Volume two of the JointSmart Child series addresses the issues of the hypermobile child aged 6-12. These are the school years. Life gets more complicated as kids enter school, join clubs and sports teams, and take music lessons. They are more independent, but they can still have issues related to their hypermobility. This book addresses both the physical concerns and the social/emotional concerns that arise during the school years. Readers learn how to get the right chair and writing utensils for homework, how to improve independence in all self-care (including finishing toilet training!), how to deal with sleep issues, and how to support a child in school and at home, with or without the assistance of physical and occupational therapists.
The extended appendices are filled with forms that empower parents at IEP meetings and medical appointments. There are guidelines for getting and maintaining the right bikes, scooters, and more. Fun activities like cooking are in there too!
Grab a copy and feel confident as you guide a hypermobile child through their school years!