Vocational Counseling for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Although cerebral palsy can cause a person to have certain disabilities and difficulties, it does not, by any means, prevent most people with cerebral palsy from working. As teens, youths with cerebral palsy may think about getting their first job, while, as adults, these individuals have to consider what kinds of job opportunities are available given their disability. In order to best prepare for these jobs and learn what their professional skills are, individuals with cerebral palsy may consider vocational counseling. Although vocational counseling may be somewhat expensive, at Driscoll Firm, we believe that it is invaluable for people with cerebral palsy and work with parents and families to fight for financial compensation to cover the costs associated with cerebral palsy, including vocational counseling expenses.
How Vocational Counseling Can Help Those with Cerebral Palsy
Vocational counseling is often so critical as it can help a child with cerebral palsy overcome certain major obstacles that would otherwise prevent them from entering the workplace and being successful in the career of their choice. Vocational counseling can help prepare a person for a job by:
- Improving a child’s confidence in being independent
- Assessing performance with certain skill sets necessary for different careers
- Training and improving performance with the assistance of specific adaptive tools
- Recognizing physical and cognitive limitations and finding solutions to these obstacles when possible
- Developing a sense of balancing treatment costs with wage income
This form of counseling can provide crucial insights and training for a child with cerebral palsy who is old enough to consider joining the workforce. However, these sessions, along with other treatment programs like physical therapy and the costs of adaptive instruments, can prove expensive for a family to manage financially.
Contact a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
If your child has developed cerebral palsy because of a doctor’s negligent mistakes, our legal team at The Driscoll Firm may be able to help your family pursue compensation for the wide range of treatment and disability management options your child may need throughout their life, including vocational counseling. For more information about how we may be able to assist your family with the financial difficulties associated with cerebral palsy, call (800) 305-9800 today.