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Your Special Child and a Nanny Cam

Jul 24, 2008
Every child is special. But in modern usage, a special child pertains to a child with behavioral, developmental, learning, physical and mental disabilities. They might have mild developmental disabilities or debilitating mental illnesses; dyslexia or schizophrenia; food allergies or cancers. The list is endless.

With your nanny cam, which you thought can only be applied for spying on your nanny, can be used to help you cope with your special child.

Initial Diagnosis

You can use your nanny cam to assist a doctor to come up with an initial diagnosis. For example, you can videotape your child's seemingly autistic behaviors like self-inflicted pain during tantrums.

When the doctor wants more documentation of everyday activities, you can edit situations that warrant a closer look for diagnostic purposes. You can even use the nanny cam footages to convince the government that professional help should be provided to your child.

Progress Monitoring

Children act differently when a camera is visibly present and special children are no exception. Your cleverly concealed nanny cam can help you monitor your child's progress by providing for detailed documentation, without subjecting your child to self-consciousness.

In a sense, you are making video progress reports. This way, you need not overstretch yourself about explaining the progress (or the lack thereof) to professional therapists and doctors. Also, you will have videos of your child for posterity's sake.

Treatments Formulation

Your nanny cam footages can provide medical and therapeutic providers a tool to formulate treatment strategies. Often, your child will undergo changes in treatment approaches depending on his or her responses. Your videos can assist towards this end through video progress reports, as stated above.

Teaching your Nanny

Often, your special needs child requires extensive medical stays and visits, more tender care, and more understanding than your normal children. This is a very important issue that should be thoroughly discussed with your nanny and with other childcare providers.

You have to personally train your nanny about your child's special needs. You cannot leave it to the medical specialists and the therapists to educate your nanny; it is already asking too much of these professionals and you might be charged extra, too!

Your cleverly concealed nanny cam should be turned on 24/7 when your special child is in his nanny's care. If possible, get a spy camera that allows you to receive videos through your laptop and cell phone. Though nothing beats being beside your child, being informed about what happens when you are not with him comes a close second.

Teaching Your Kids

Do not underestimate the power of sibling love. You have to teach your other children to love their special brother or sister, to help him or her as best as they can, and to understand his or her special needs.

You can show them how to care for their special sibling. This does not mean that you have to give them chores towards actually caring for the physical and financial needs. A simple hug, sharing of food, playtime and a smile can do wonders for everybody.

Indeed, your special child brings special things with him. It is up to you to discover and revel in his uniqueness.
About the Author
Hidden nanny cams can actually be used for other purposes. Nanny surveillance systems can be used to help you cope with special children. You can visit Video-Surveillance-Guide.com for definitive guides on how to install a nanny cam.
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