LIGHT AND HOPE FOR DISABLED CHILDREN CENTER
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY REPORT
Light and Hope for Disabled children is a center that caters for children with special needs. These children are physically, mentally challenged and have other disabilities. The center has more than 6 employees and shelters 45 children and runs its program daily except on weekend. The center owns a standard therapy room which is equipped with several equipments that are specifically modified for disabled children. It also provides a feeding program that offers nutritious food to the children who come from disadvantaged background. The center is located on the outskirts of the city of Nairobi and in an area called Korogocho.
This report is based on a follow up to a panel interview that was conducted at ICRI-Africa by the Centers’ manager and ICRI-Africa Operations Manager and other two panelists.
Out of the five who turned up for the interview two candidates who scored high points were short listed and considered suitable for the job. They were requested to report to the center to do their occupational therapy practicals on the children. The center had stopped using the services of an occupation therapy for one year after a contract ended between them and another organization.
Two children aged 10 and 7years were selected to benefit from the therapy services which lasted for 30minutes. Rhoda was the first to do her practical and she was requested to take the child to the therapy room. In the presence of four overseers both internal and external, Rhoda immediately engaged Milton in a conversation while she laid him on the mattress and undressed him partially. Milton suffers from a multiple of disabilities ranging from his incoherent speech, complete loss of his two legs and cannot sit on his own without been supported.
Rhoda explained what she was about to do and why .She started with massaging the neck and the upper body with some Vaseline,...
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