Cerebral Palsy (CP) Center
Kiwanis, Cerebral Palsy Centre, established at Kiwanis Bhawan, provides care and treatment for individuals affected by Cerebral Palsy (CP). It is a non-progressive neurological disorder which affects movements, speech, posture and other basic functions. CP is caused by brain and nervous system damage, sustained before birth, during labour or shortly after childbirth. Depending upon the area, and the extent of the damage, symptoms may include spasms, ticks, gait abnormalities, seizures and poor muscle tone. Eyesight, hearing, speech and intellect may also be affected. Most of the causes of CP do not have specific curative treatments. However, children suffering from CP present many medical problems that can be treated/prevented. The initial stage of treatment involves examination by an interdisciplinary team of doctors e.g Paediatrician, Neurologist, Psychologist, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Speech Therapist, and Occupational Therapist. Presently the CP Centre at Kiwanis Bhawan attends to an average of 300 cases per month. It is not possible to cover all these specialties at Kiwanis Bhawan. We have at present Gen. Physician, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech therapist etc. at our centre. However, we have made arrangements for our CP patients to be examined by the required specialists at other hospitals/centres. The Kiwanis Club also provides training to parents/care takers who are made to understand and treat the specific requirements of their wards.
Department of CP Centre
- OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
- SPEECH THERAPY
- SENSORY INTEGRATION
- VIDEO GAME EXERCISE
- COMPUTER TRAINING
Occupational therapy is the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations, of individuals, groups, or communities.
KCND has a special set-up for occupational therapy which is especially dedicated to the Cerebral Palsy kids. It is one of the most effective therapy for CP kids.
Speech therapy is an intervention service that focuses on improving a child’s speech and abilities to understand and express language, including nonverbal language. KCND has a good set up of speech therapy and we have a speech specialist who provides day to day therapy activities to the kids and needy people. Anybody can come and get this service at Kiwanis free of charge.
Sensory integration is the process by which we receive information through our senses, organize this information, and use it to participate in everyday activities. An example of sensory integration is a Baby smelling food as they bring it to their mouth, tasting the food, feeling the texture etc.
Under the CP Centre of KCND, we have a proper set-up of sensory integration. It is a very effective therapy to improve the senses in CP kids about different feelings.
VIDEO GAME EXERCISE
Fitness game, exergaming or gamercising is a term used for video games that are also a form of exercise. We use this technique to create interest in CP kids for exercise and body movement or reaction. Exergames are seen as evolving from technology changes aimed at making video games more fun.
We use automatic gaming software which any kid can play with the movement of their hands or other body parts.
We provide basic computer education to Cerebral Palsy kids to improve their learning skills. They learn rhymes, math, identify the colour and numbers and other small activities.