Where are the orphans with Special Needs? Где находятся дети-сироты с ограниченными возможностями?
Где? Where? www.gdye.org
As families got to hear about the possibility of adopting children with Cerebral Palsy so several more children were adopted in months following Lena’s adoption.
· Paste this poster on a wall where your staff can read about Dima, Leks and Lena and Cerebral Palsy.
· All those who take care of these children must be very patient with them and from a very early age do all they can to help them develop their mental and physical capabilities.
· Do not leave the children with Cerebral Palsy swaddled in blankets all day – get them to sit up, carry them, place them on their stomach to help develop their neck muscles, and so on.
· All children with Cerebral Palsy can be helped to progress more quickly. The earlier special help or 'stimulation' begins, the more ability the child is likely to gain. 'Stimulation' means giving a child a variety of opportunities to experience, explore, and play with things around her. It involves body movement and the use of all the senses-especially seeing, hearing, and touching.
· Contact www.anorphansmiles.org for walkers and chairs to help get the children mobile.
· Mainstream the children with Cerebral Palsy in the regular groups and try to develop these children so that they can go to kindergarten and not an institution.
· If the children are orphans, register them for adoption.
· Help the child prepare for basic activities for daily living: eating, drinking, dressing, and control of bowel and bladder (peeing and pooping). These 'self-care' skills help the child become more independent.
· Provide the children with Cerebral Palsy with exercise, toys to play with, music to listen too, take them outside, let them draw in the sand, and so on.