When Problems Arise, ‘Supernanny’ To The Rescue
If you feel like your house needs a visit from a “Supernanny” who knows about disabilities, such a person does exist, in Chicago at least.
Jamie Powers has cerebral palsy herself and uses her experience as a person with a disability to help parents better understand and work with their children with developmental disabilities.
Rather than going to a formal therapy environment, Powers comes to the family. She provides support in whatever environment is proving difficult for the child — whether home, school or even public spaces like the zoo. Powers then uses toys and play activities to help focus the child.
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Aside from individual families, Powers is also helping community organizations like churches better include families who have a child with a disability. Small steps like dimming lights or lowering the volume can make a big difference, she told the Naperville Sun.