Physical disability - children
physical; disability; ;
In the early years, children may have some difficulties in learning to move skilfully. This is not unusual. However, for some children, the muscles and nerves that control body movements may not be properly formed or may become damaged causing a physical disability.
There are organisations and services that can help you and your child if your child has a physical disability. On the Raising Children Network website there is a lot of information about disabilities and ideas which may help you navigate the 'system'.
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).
This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.