Cerebral palsy condition is non-generative condition, however, without early intervention, the situation deteriorates. The children/persons form what we call contractures or secondary deformities in lay man’s language. Rehabilitation therefore is offered to children between the ages of months to six years. This is the age when much can be achieved and therefore the outpatient clinic at Donholm allocates two sessions in a week to these children.
With the impact of the walks, CPSK is able to run various programmes of rehabilitation.
- Occupational Therapy:- with the help of 6 occupational therapists. CPSK has two programmes of therapy.
- The outpatient programme from Monday to Friday for children starting from months to six years old
- The Outreach programme that sees therapist taking services to the homes of the children who are older and heavier to be carried to the clinic.
Occupational therapy is the use of assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with physical, mental, or cognitive disorder. Occupational therapists also focus on identifying and eliminating environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities.
- Special Unit: - With the help of a Special Needs Teacher, an ECD teacher and two caregivers. CPSK has opened its doors to children and persons with cerebral palsy who need special attention and need vocational training. With this unit, children are further trained on independence. In future the unit plans to introduce music therapy and aquatic therapy
- Psychosocial/social work:- Carrying out psychosocial support for the parents/caregivers through focus group discussion where they are given a platform to air their challenges and experiences. Home visitations for assessments to identify needy cases that qualifies for sponsorship. Introduced empowerment trainings such as barsoap making, jewellery etc.
- Workshops: - Hold monthly workshops to teach parents and caregivers skills on how to take care of their children