Persons having any of the disabilities, namely, visual, communication (hearing and/or speech) and locomotor, will be considered physically disabled. More and more people are now convinced that “disabled” is not the right term to describe people who are challenged. Many now prefer using the term “differently abled”.
Finding the right information and learning about the kinds of risks differently abled children might face at different ages is often not easy for parents of such children. Each child is different – and the general recommendations that are available to keep children safe should be tailored to fit your child’s skills and abilities.
The Hermitage Garden will have an Open Day at The Junction Mall on Saturday 13th August 2016 to create awareness about its specialized program for children with special needs. You can pass by any time to see their resources and equipment and talk with the team. There will be fun activities for the children as well.
You will be able to meet Special Education teachers, Paediatric Occupational Therapists, a Speech Therapist, Child Psychologist and a Prosthetist/Orthotist.
If your child is well integrated into a main stream school, find out how they can benefit from the support of an Occupational Therapist or a Speech Therapist.
After a child one loses a limb, they can’t replace it but a prosthesis can help them gain independence in life skills such as walking. Who do go to if your child has bowlegs or is walking on tip-toes and needs correction from a foot deformity? A Prosthetist/Orthotist.
Paediatric Occupational Therapists help children develop skills in the areas of self-care, school and play; essentially helping them learn how to take care of themselves.
Did you know that we have less than 10 Speech and Language therapists in Kenya? Come and interact with one, and learn more about Speech and language difficulties and how they can be improved on.
Come and get advice for:
-Autistic Spectrum Disorder
-Auditory Processing Difficulties
-Adaptation advice for the child at school and at home
-Equipment advice including seating and posture control.
-Sensory Integration Dysfunction
-Attention Deficit (ADD/ADHD)
-Visual Perception Deficit
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