Upper West Side, Chicago, Illinois


Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Learning Disabilities

1 in stock

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About the Client:
We are dedicated to supporting the well-being and development of an 8-year-old child diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The child experiences spastic quadriplegia, leading to profound motor impairments and functional limitations that impact mobility and independence. Our primary goal is to provide comprehensive care to enhance the child’s mobility, independence, and overall quality of life.

Project Overview:
We are seeking a nursing team specializing in pediatric rehabilitation and neurology to collaborate in developing and implementing a personalized care plan for the child. This project involves intensive physical therapy, orthotic interventions, and assistive technology to maximize mobility and independence despite the challenges posed by spastic quadriplegia.


– **Intensive Physical Therapy:**
– Conduct thorough assessments of the child’s motor function, strength, range of motion, and functional abilities to establish baseline measures and treatment goals.
– Develop and implement a customized physical therapy program focused on improving gross motor skills, balance, coordination, and mobility.

– **Orthotic Interventions:**
– Evaluate the child’s orthopedic needs and assess for any muscle contractures, joint deformities, or postural abnormalities that may benefit from orthotic interventions.
– Collaborate with orthotists to design and provide orthoses, such as ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) or splints, to support proper alignment, improve stability, and enhance mobility.

– **Assistive Technology:**
– Identify and recommend appropriate assistive devices and mobility aids, such as walkers, wheelchairs, or standing frames, to facilitate the child’s mobility and independence in daily activities.
– Provide training and education to the child and family members on the safe and effective use of assistive technology to promote independence and participation in social and recreational activities.

– **Family Education and Support:**
– Offer guidance and support to the child’s family in understanding the nature of cerebral palsy, managing caregiving responsibilities, and advocating for the child’s needs within the community and educational settings.
– Provide resources and referrals to community support services, such as support groups, respite care, and recreational programs, to enhance the family’s well-being and coping strategies.


– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Registered nurses (RNs) with specialized training or experience in pediatric rehabilitation, neurology, or developmental disabilities.
– Knowledge of cerebral palsy and its impact on motor function, mobility, and activities of daily living in children.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Proficiency in conducting pediatric assessments, developing individualized care plans, and implementing evidence-based interventions to address motor impairments and functional limitations.
– Competence in collaborating with interdisciplinary teams, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, orthotists, and assistive technology specialists, to optimize treatment outcomes.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Compassion, patience, and a child-centered approach to care, fostering trust and rapport with the child and family members throughout the rehabilitation process.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with healthcare professionals, educators, and community resources in advocating for the child’s needs and promoting their overall well-being.

By providing intensive physical therapy, orthotic interventions, and assistive technology tailored to the child’s specific needs, the nursing team aims to maximize their mobility, independence, and quality of life despite the challenges posed by spastic quadriplegia. Together, we are dedicated to supporting the child’s journey toward reaching their full potential and achieving greater participation in daily activities and social interactions.


Total Budget: $496,735.20