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Meeting the Special Physical Needs of Children at School
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When physically disabled children are in school or studying, it is important to remember their special needs, and try to meet them.
|For example, children who cannot get up and run around should usually not spend all day sitting in a wheelchair. This lends lo lead to contractures, swollen feet, weak leg bones, spinal curve, and other deformities.|
|So try to arrange for the children to spend at least part of the day with their bodies in a straight position.
Part of the day this can be done in standing frames (but usually not for more than half an hour at a time).