Shannara M.|Catoosa, OK
10 yrs exp
42 yrs old
Experienced Nanny Seeking FT Position
I've spent the past seven months caring for a precious 2-year-old girl who has cerebral palsy. I was responsible for meeting her basic daily needs (feeding, changing, naps, etc.) and also responsible for meeting her special needs.
We did exercises to strengthen her core and leg muscles. We had "tummy time" to improve her mobility. We did language exercises and learned self-feeding techniques. We played games to improve her fine motor skills and her understanding of cause and effect. I assisted her during physical therapy and in utilizing various means of mobility, such as a kid walk.
I picked both her and her brother up from school and also drove her to physical and occupational therapy.
As both a high school and preschool teacher, I have served many children with many different types of special needs in the classroom (mental, physical, and emotional). All of these children have taught me something. As a nanny, however, I have been a part of a child's entire life, instead of just one aspect. Being a nanny for a special needs child has been more rewarding than I could have ever imagined or hoped.