Eddy is a Year 7 student with cerebral palsy. He has weakness in his left hand but no other physical impairments. Eddy is a happy, social child who is working at grade level. The weakness in Eddy’s left hand creates some difficulty when handwriting as while he can write with his right hand, steadying the paper with his left hand causes him to position himself poorly, creating postural issues.
To assist Eddy, the school:
- utilises a slope board with a clip to steady paper when writing/drawing
- has discussed with Eddy strategies he can use to get assistance if required
- ensures all door handles are well maintained so they can be opened with one hand
- has discussed with teachers the need to consider Eddy’s requirements when planning their program, for example, providing a tee and a lighter bat for Eddy when playing softball.
Eddy’s parents and the teacher communicate via email where necessary and the school support team meets with Eddy and his parents annually unless required more frequently.