Seventh-graders at West Branch Middle School became innovators this fall, working to adapt toys and games to support the growth and development of children with cerebral palsy in their STEM classes.
Students learned about cerebral palsy, a group of disorders that affect the movement, balance and posture. The students heard from Michele Dunham, occupational therapist at West Branch Local Schools. They learned how occupational therapy can boosts patients.
The students then presented games and toys they created with the specific abilities of individuals with cerebral palsy in mind. The toys involved skills needing growth and development.