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Meet Jordan

How MRI could IMPACT you?

Jordan joined MRI, Independence Pointe (IP) in September of 2017. After a recommendation from his physical therapist, Jordan’s mother enrolled him at IP and she is happy with her decision.

At four years old, Jordan doesn’t let his condition get in the way of being a kid. Jordan has Cerebral Palsy and cannot walk or talk. However, his laughter and smile make up for his lack of communication. At home he enjoys watching TV and cuddling up with his mom. One of his favorite programs to watch is “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”.

During Jordan’s birth his mother had complications while delivering and Jordan was without oxygen for thirty minutes. Depriving the brain of oxygen for that long has major impacts in brain devlopment. Seeing how well Jordan is doing now is a miracle! While he might not verbally reply to conversation, he understands what is being said and if he is not already smiling or laughing he will give you a big smile if you ask.

Since enrolling with Discovery Depot at IP, Jordan has an opportunity to interact with children his age. He is also learning valuable motor skills. Prior to coming to IP he spent his days at home with his mother which affected both Jordan and his mother. His mother can now work throughout the day with the peace of mind that Jordan will be well looked after.

Now that Jordan is with MRI he has the ability to learn valuable developmental skills under qualified instructors. 

Below is a definition of Cerebral Palsy from; cerebralpalsy.org

Cerebral Palsy is actually caused by brain damage. The brain damage is caused by brain injury or abnormal development of the brain that occurs while a child’s brain is still developing — before birth, during birth, or immediately after birth. Cerebral Palsy affects body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. It can also impact fine motor skills, gross motor skills and oral motor functioning.