PrAACtical Resources: Chronic Pain Assessment in Children with Disabilities
You don’t have to do AAC work for very long before you become acutely aware that many of our prAACtical friends experience chronic pain. We can all relate to the ways in which pain impacts a person’s behavior and participation in life experiences. Even very low-level pain can be terribly distracting, highly annoying, and cause us to have difficulty concentrating. From GERD to muscle spasms to constipation, children with AAC needs often experience pain that goes undetected or inadequately treated. In today’s post we look at some resources for assessing pain in children with disabilities. Thanks to Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital for these fine resources.
You can access their resources here and watch a brief video on pain in children with cerebral palsy here.
Filed under: PrAACtical Thinking
This post was written by Carole Zangari