WORKING WITH CHILDREN SUFFERING FROM CEREBRAL PALSY IN A RURAL HEALTH CENTRE
for STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS
Contents of video for staff and volunteers
General Information on CP 00:07 – 02:55
Normal development in the first 1-2 years 02:55 – 06:35
Proper dealing with the children on the playground
1.in a lying position 06:35 – 14:19
2. sitting 14:19 – 15:46
3. exercising the trunk muscles
4. pulling up and swinging 15:47 – 16:38
a. on a ball 16:38 – 18:52
b. crawling 18:52 – 20:26
5. walking 20:26 – 24:19
Playing activities 24:20 – 25:43
Respecting the wishes of the child 25: 43 – 28:04
Muscle contractures 28:04 – 32:38
Interacting with the parents 32:38 – 34:40
Closing remarks 34:40 – 36:07
These videos are showing the existing situation at a charitable health centre in a very underdeveloped and neglected region of north-eastern India, and the efforts to treat and help the many disabled children there. It also reflects the lack of financial resources and of highly skilled staff, with the resulting limitations in diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
The videos were made out of the wish to convey from the perspective of a paediatrician the knowledge of the normal development of a child and of its disturbance by cerebral palsy.
They aim to sharpen the perception of the parents and staff of the capabilities and needs of a disabled child, of pathological movement patterns and of the risks of abnormal development.
These videos do not deal with the therapy of cerebral palsy, but rather reflects the existing situation and the observed habits in dealing with disabled children at the health centre.
In view of the complexity of the subject matter and of the limitations regarding time, technical means and instructive visual material while making the videos, they are far from being perfect or complete.
However they can and should give suggestions about how one can deal with disabled children in day to day life, so that their development is improved and additional damage can be prevented, and last but not least so that the children feel comfortable and safe.
The basis for this, apart from the conveyed knowledge, is also the ability to see and respect the child as an individual person from a holistic perspective - physically, mentally and socially.
We created two versions, one is directed towards staff and volunteers showing a more in-depth look at caring for children with cerebral palsy, the other video is a little shorter which we focused more towards the parents and guardians needs in caring for their children.
Questions, comments and suggestions are welcome and can be emailed to:
Contents of video for parents and guardians
General Information on CP 00:09 – 03:20
Risks of putting children on their feet too early 03:20 – 05:01
Normal development in the first 1-2 years 05:01 – 08:00
Self-care 08:00 – 09:23
Proper dealing with the child in daily situations
1. in a lying position 09:24 – 14:04
2. sitting 14:05 – 14:59
3. picking up 14:59 – 15:35
4. carrying 15:35 – 16:05
5. feeding 16:05 – 16:38
6. walking 16:38 – 17:30
Physiotherapy and importance of parents for child’s development
17:31 – 18:34
Needs of the child 18:34 – 19:45
Use of hand and mental development 19:46 – 21:50
for parents and guardians
HOW YOU CAN HELP
For more information about Abha Seva Sadan Multitherapy Charitable Health Centre and how you can help and participate in this service project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +91-99343-06890 (Dada Devashuddhananda).