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Read up on the latest news, tips & clinical advice published by the Leckey clinical team alongside guest blog articles from a range of healthcare professionals.

We'll be sharing informative content surrounding topics such as toileting, postural management, early intervention, managing Cerebral Palsy and much more. For a more in depth look and additional clinical advice, you can join our regularly scheduled, live webinars. Sign up to our mailing list to stay informed.

Parent Carer Trauma

Content warning: this article refers to trauma and examples based on parent carers’ lived experiences.  If you do not feel ready to read it now please save and bookmark for a later time when you are able to and have relevant support around you.

It is well recognised that parents of disabled children can be at greater risk of poorer mental health than other parents. What is not always recognised is that they may also be experiencing trauma.

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Activity Ideas for Kids with Additional Needs

As paediatric therapists, we know the importance of encouraging physical activity for the children and young people we work with. However, it can sometimes be difficult to have these conversations when we are aware of how much families are juggling and don't want to guilt them into thinking they aren't doing enough for their child.

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Navigating Language in Disability: What's In A Name?

In an ever-evolving society, language plays a pivotal role in shaping our perceptions and attitudes. When it comes to discussing disabilities, the words we choose can have a profound impact, positive or negative, on people and their communities.

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SMA Awareness Month: Reflecting On The Changing Standard Of Care For Children with SMA

As August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Awareness Month, I started to think about how the standard care of children with neuromuscular conditions, SMA in particular, has changed in such a short space of time.

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Therapy in Practice – The (Lack Of) Provision Of Sleep Systems For Children

Wherever it is in the country that you practice, it is likely that the funding of sleep systems is very erratic. But why should this be?

Along with Seating, Standing and Walking, Supine postural supports (sleep systems) are a key component of a child’s 24-hour postural management programme but unfortunately, they are given much less recognition, research or reimbursement than the others.

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Our Family, Our Story - Shannon & Jaxon

Whilst we hadn’t considered it before, toileting was definitely something that would make a big difference to all of our lives. By that point, we were planning days out around nappy changes and changes of clothes, and it was becoming increasingly hard to find suitable changing facilities for a tall, growing boy. However, we had no preconceptions or expectations about how things would go - it was simply a case of opening up that opportunity and letting Jaxon take the lead.

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