The launch of recovery training for cerebral palsy (CP) children in Shantou welfare house
At present, 90% of the 230 children adopted in Shantou Welfare House are suffering from congenital diseases such as cleft lip palate, cardiac disease, limb deficiency, cerebral palsy and so on. The welfare house of Shantou hardly has enough staff and money to cover the needs of the children. We are worried the fact that children there lacked rehabilitation training.
1.Contact with Shantou Welfare House ,ask for their permission to carry out the project, and have the objects settled. (accomplished)
2.Recruit 22 to 25 volunteers and form a rehabilitation team. Have the team trained by doctors from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University and teachers for children from the welfare house. (accomplished)
3.Assisting the Shantou Welfare House in raising fund, part of which will be used to recruit 4 graduates with qualification of nursing or teaching .
4.Carry out rehabilitation training
Detailed work plan of the training
(1)The nursing attendants will carry out interference training onto the children from Monday to Friday.
(2)During the weekends, the volunteers will be responsible for the training.
(3)Every month, the leader of the volunteers will keep track of the conditions of children and make close observation on them. The conditions of children will also be recorded in detail.
(4)Doctors from the Second Affiliated Hospital will help carry out physical examinations(See attached standard table ) for the children every quarter of year. In every quarter ,the results will be evaluated and fed back to the welfare house. According to the evaluation, the training methods will be discussed and adapted for the next quarter.
(5)Keep in touch with Shantou Welfare House and acquire more information about the children’s daily life.
Before：(See attached standard table )
1, Children were lack of the basic sport skills, such as inablity to sit,to climb, to stand, or to walk.
2, They were lack of the basic life skills, such as dressing, eating by themselves.
3, They had withdrawn characters,and were afraid of contacting with strangers. Actually they didn’ t want to communicate with anyone.
4, They were lack of the interest in learning, and their school scores were relatively poor..
5, Their interest couldn't be paid attention to and be guided.They felt lacking of the joy of life.
After：(See attached photos)
Integrating the assessments , summary and comparsion from welfare house teachers , pediatrics from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University, and volunteers.
1, Children’s basic sport skills was improved.(e.g., learn to sit, to climb and to stand);
2,They had mastered the basic life skills (such as dressing and eating by themselves) ,and the older children learned how to share by helping taking care of younger children.
3, They became optimistic and cheerful, and were willing to talk to others with longing for the outside world.
4, After the training from the volunteers of the little teacher group, children increased their interest in learning significantly.As a result their academic performance had improved;
5, Some children mastered one or two specialities and had the courage to show to others by training which led to more fun in life and enhanced their self-confidence;
6, Their intelligence, emotion and soul had got certain development , which is good to the normal development.