4.- FINDING EMOTIONAL SUPPORT:
Finding out that your child has a rare health condition isn't easy. Are you worried often about what's to come? Are you stressed and emotionally exhausted? Find support from other parents and links to expert tips to help YOU help your child.
5.- GET INVOLVED IN THE OMA COMMUNITY.
Ask questions, share your journey, raise awareness, inspire others, get support from others. There is always a way you can get involved with the OMA community.
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1.- GETTING THE DIAGNOSIS:
Which doctor should you visit? What to ask? What tests to get done?
2.- FORMING A TEAM:
From doctors to therapist, from government support to family support. Form a team of committed people willing to help your child overcome his challenges.
3.- GET HANDS ON:
The best thing you can do for your child with OMA, is to spend time with them! Pull up your sleeves, put on your sneakers and play with your child. Find places and activities in your community for your child and you to participate.
For parents of school-age kids and young adults
For parents of babies to preeschool children
Ocular Motor Apraxia is often presented with developmental delays. Most kids reach their milestones at a later age than their peers, however, as they grow, kids are able to reduce this gap. It's believed that the most difficult times are during the first decade of life. Parents often worry about whether their kids will be able to accomplish some of the things other kids their age are able to do. It's important to remember, that most children with OMA are always able to accomplish anything they want, it will just require extra time and a little extra effort.
Here, you will find a number of resources that will be able to help you in your journey as a parent or a young person living with OMA.