Recall the opening scenario which described Ty, a 12-year-old boy with osteogenesis imperfect.. (Consult Chapter 29 for  further information about this health condition.) Although he has a health problem, Ty still needs health promotion and health maintenance visits. They need to be adapted to consider his specific needs.


1.       Ty often uses a wheelchair due to his frequent fractures and surgeries. What special dietary needs does he have? What physical activities can be encouraged? Since he swims and recently began wheelchair basketball, what safety needs does he have to prevent injuries during these activities?

2.        List the mental health strengths that Ty manifests, How will you use these strengths In planning his care

3.         Plan a teaching session to explain osteogenesis  imperfecta  to Ty’s classmates.

4.       Many children with osteogenesis   imperfecta have poor dental health due to the disease’s effects on teeth. Plan teaching intervention with Ty to promote good oral hy- giene and oral health.