Cerebral Palsy & Play Centre
What is Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles. CP is caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles.
All people with CP have problems with movement and posture in varying degrees and need to use special equipment for day to day activities. Many also have related conditions such as intellectual disability; seizures; involuntary muscle reflexes; problems with vision, hearing, or speech; changes in the spine; or joint problems
This Centre was started to provide early intervention and diagnosis with early therapy for children of all intellectual disabilities in 2 to 6 yrs of age group; and all age groups of CP. The primary objective of starting this centre is to impart training to children by various therapies thereby increasing the abilities and facilitating mental and physical development through different play activities which then enable the child to perform functions for a meaningful life. Along with the various therapies designed for their physical as well as mental development, the primary caretakers of the children are also trained to provide good home care.
Support is given to the family for acquiring assistive devices like braces, splints, callipers
at subsidized rates as per the need of each child.
The classroom is placed alongside all the therapy centres for easier reach
and is furnished with various assistive devices like a wheelchair, walk supporter, special CP chairs, etc.
The main focus is on identifying the limitations of the child and then providing a thorough diagnosis and working along with special educators and therapists to work on the overall health, vision, hearing, communication and motor abilities of the child.
Early intervention ensures that the child will implement the learned behaviour throughout their various developmental stages. Children learn to express themselves better. They develop cognitive problem-solving skills.
Parents learn how their child interacts with their environment.
Increased bonding between parent and child due to active involvement of parents during the program.