This group is specifically for children with one sided weakness. Wecurrently have one hemiplegia group which runs weekly sessions.
During the sessions we focus on teaching the children how to involve and use their affected side more in various positions and situations. For example to learn to weight bear more evenly on both sides, to raise awareness of the affected side and to become more symmetrical.
"Since coming to the Megan Baker House Hemiplegia group, Ben has really thrived. His ability to use his affected side has increased significantly as has his confidence and self-esteem. He loves attending the sessions, is willing to 'have a go' at anything and often comes away bursting with enthusiasm and saying "look Mum at what I can do!!" I'm so proud of him and thankful to all 'the team' for their hard work and care. I don't know where we would be without Megan Baker House." (Mum of Ben, aged 6)
"Millie first started at Megan Baker House in 2006, where has the time gone?. Millie's physical restrictions were obvious and MBH have been fantastic at 'making the best of what she does have'. Overall Millie's coordination and balance have greatly improved. Personally I think her greatest improvement has been socially. Millie's condition makes it hard for her to keep up with other children physically at school and so she does not socialise very easily, at MBH she can compete in games on her own level, the staff are so encouraging and this has boosted her confidence overall. They may seem like little things, but Millie being able to get her clothes on and off (mostly!) by herself has helped greatly when trying to get three children ready for school at the same time and Millie is so proud she can do little things for herself, her latest achievement is being able to pull up her zip on her jacket. Thank you so much." (Carole Sadler)