Tips for Teachers
Plumbing for the brain...
In the 1960s a tiny piece of ingenious plumbing revolutionised the life chances, and the lives, of children with hydrocephalus.
This small device, a shunt, meant that the abnormal build up of cerebral fluid in the brain, which is the cause of hydrocephalus, could be managed through a simple draining mechanism. Babies born with this condition, and children who acquired it through illness or trauma, could now expect long and healthy lives, instead of serious illness or premature death.
1 in a 1000
This was, in many ways, a triumph for science; the tackling, in quite recent times, of a condition which is embedded in the human population, today affecting one in 1000 pregnancies in the UK.
Children with hydrocephalus …
However, the shunt is not the end of the story, it is only the beginning. Children with hydrocephalus can live successful, fulfilling lives – but only if their condition is properly recognised, and they are supported to overcome their challenges, especially in their childhood years.
Tips for Teachers – a FREE educational DVD and accompanying booklet
It is with this in mind that with funding from Chldren in Need, Shine has produced Tips for Teachers, a DVD and accompanying booklet which offers parents and teachers more of an insight into how to facilitate the best education for children with hydrocephalus.