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A kindergarten student with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy with spastic hemiplegia has partial use of his affected arm but often refuses to use it. How can the occupational therapist encourage the student to use the affected arm during the school day?
A. Provide passive range of motion and massage to the student’s arm daily.
B. Teach the student to dress his affected arm first when putting on his coat for recess.
C. Recommend to the student’s teacher that he be assigned daily classroom responsibilities that require him to use two hands.
D. Start a sticker chart for the student and award a sticker every time the student uses his affected arm.

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Asked on March 20, 2017 2:48 pm
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D

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D

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I agree with C, sorry I voted wrong and it would not let me change my vote.

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C and D are both good options but C is the better option to try first. It is important to recommend responsibilities that require the student to use his two hands so the student is able to be apart of the classroom and have roles of a student while working on functional movement.

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