Wednesday, February 29, 2012

How Reward Charts Could Help Children With Cerebral Palsy

We want to share with you the story of how The Victoria Chart Company was established. Victoria openly discusses her life wihich revolves around children, reward charts and cerebral palsy....
'In 2004 I founded The Victoria Chart Company from an idea that I initially created to help my son, Joseph, who at 18 months old was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.  A condition which affects him physically, his ability to walk was the main problem. 

Unsure of how the future was going to develop, I made a reward chart to give us a focus.  It helped us to monitor his steps and feel good about his progress.  We also covered such topics as sharing nicely, using the potty and as his little sister, Thea, was on the way, we also covered being a nice big brother.  The chart played a huge role in our house, Joseph loved to earn the rewards and show friends and family how well he was doing.  It was a great comfort for me too as I could see how much he enjoyed using it.  The chart acted as a great reminder to me to 'encourage and praise' my son every step of the way - a method that we now apply to all of our charts.

My mom friends were also impressed with the chart and the impact it was having on us.   Many of them asked me to make them one, but would ask that it covered different topics like eating and giving up a pacifier. It was then that I set about designing a chart that not only covered common issues in a young child's life but also gave parents the flexibility to customize to their own child's needs.  Giving parents this flexibility in the use of our charts has proven a huge hit for those who care for special needs children.

I put my heart and soul into developing the initial charts, with the aim of making something good come from my sons diagnosis. That was seven years ago and my business has grown from stength to strength.  We have offices in the US, UK and a distributor in Australia.  I now have a full range of products supporting families through children's life stage developments and we are now recognized as experts in the field of positive development in children.  

My business is more than a full time job now, but I love it.  I attribute the success of The Victoria Chart Company to the fact that each day I watch the effort my son puts into life.  His determination drives me forward to succeed.'

Today, The Victoria Chart Company™ is internationally recognized and is a specialist in creating products for positive development in children. The reward charts are used to build up a child's self-esteem, helping children become confident and, most importantly, proud of their progress.    Visit us at  or and stay up to date with parenting tips, free downloads  and coupons by joining us at or

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