A well-furnished Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation Centre treats children with CP below 6 years with a philosophy of helping them to be as independent as possible and even study in a regular school. CPRC’s approach is child centred, comprehensive, pro-active and individualized to enable them to achieve maximum physical, intellectual, emotional and social developments. CPRC concurrently educates patients, parents and the community about children with cerebral palsy.
- Sensory Integration
- Play Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Reflex Therapy
- Sports and Physical fitness
- Environmental sensitivity
Depending on the need, Allopathy, Siddha, Homeopathy or Ayurveda treatment is recommended.
Neuro Developmental Therapy (NDT) based on mile-stone developments is the central link of intervention. Vijta stressing on reflex actions, Bobath emphasizing on active movements and Proprioceptive Muscular Facilitation (PNF stretching) focusing on muscular flexibility are practiced in a vivid combination as to bring about optimum level of functioning of the children with CP.
A modern swimming pool is utilized for hydrotherapy every Wednesday and Saturday. Well accepted by parents and enjoyed by children hydrotherapy proves to be very effective in children with CP, particularly children with contrature or spasticity.
With facilities for children enabled illuminations, music, audio-visual displays the sensory integration room could be converted into stimulation rich dark room. It facilitated trunk movements and eye-hand co-ordination. Through animation films in groups, observation and learning skills are promoted.
The play therapy room was upgraded with stations for specific skills such as alpha-numerical, cognitive, motor skills, eye-hand co-ordination. The children feel, experience and learn colours, shapes, sizes, animals, birds and fruits. There is a special place for painting and drawing and facilities to develop activities of daily living.
This unit is mainly for the children who are not able to speak, properly pronounce, without proper pitch of the sound and clarity of words. Focus is given on SODA and support the children in engaging social communications with reception and expression.
Four to six children with more or less similar developmental stages are assembled together for about half an hour and the required inputs are given in small groups. The group therapy inputs include but not limited to cognitive development, behavioural modifications, interpersonal relationships, communication skills. Group therapy is explicitly utilised as a mechanism of change process that takes place in a group.
Dr. Jahabar Sathik, D.P. M., D.Acc., D.N.Y.S., D.V.M.S., R.M.P., N.D.,FR.I.M., H.S.M.P., Ph.D., a native medi-care practitioner provides Reflex therapy every Saturday. As the parents of the special children also have joint pains, back pain, neck pain and so on they could also avail the services.
CPRC located in an eye pleasing rural ambience, appropriate for children with CP. With two aquariums, one birds cage and small birds and animals moving around, it provides a child friendly environment, wherein the children develop environmental sensitivity and learn with and from the nature.
Sports and physical activities:
The outdoor facilities for the children such as rope climbing steps, swings, toy cars, crawler board, Zee saw etc facilitate active partaking with interest and involvement that has a therapeutic impact on their growth process.
An impact assessment of the children regularly attending the CPRC shows considerable improvement in the children.