dealing with questions from others
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|Wed, 12-15-2004 - 3:40pm|
Hi everybody. I am a PT working with a child who has age appropriate skills but extremely poor balance due to a lesion in his cerebellum. He now wears a helmet for safety reasons. His mother is starting to get questions about his age, his skills, his falling, etc. She asked how she should deal with this. I thought I'd come to you guys for your suggestions since you've BTDT. I know with my daughter I dealt with questions like "having a bad day?" due to her extreme irritability for the first year of life due to severe reflux. It was hard for me to deal with and it made me feel very unwelcome. After all, we were having a bad year not bad day.
My best thought for this Mom is to come up with a specific phrase. Something she can tell everyone. I always tend to go with the scientific e.g. "He has a lesion in his cerebellum that affects his balance."
Thanks - Stephanie