The Principles of“Rehabilitation, and Restorative Therapy “,
Two individualized disciplines in the health field that offer the promise of special individualized and unique care that strives to deal with, as well as to improve a persons ability to cope with their disability and therefore improve their quality of life.
This philosophy gives true meaning to the need for hope and belonging in all patients.
In their role as specialized assistants of rehabilitation, all therapists strive to bring people to their utmost dignity and to reach their highest expectations. Goals, becomes attainable and acceptance in the “normal” world becomes a possibility. In the following chapters, we will discuss the different types of therapies, and provide the Certified Pediatric Technician the insight that each therapy offers. The Certified Pediatric Technician understanding these disciplines, and the ways’ in which they work, allows them to include these therapies and rehabilitative disciplines as a whole picture when related to the student and writing their Individualized Education Plan.
This session introduces physical and restorative therapies that provide treatment and necessary interventions in the care of the special needs child. The care of the pediatric patient requires an understanding of the distinct physical and developmental limitations and the physiotherapy children usually require with the goal of improving their ability to live better lives.The caregiver must consider all the therapies that apply in the customized treatment plan that is developed in conjunction with physicians, and the therapists involved with their care. Objective:
The student will demonstrate the ability to maintain an environment of optimal support within the framework of physical, social, behavioral attention including special equipment, body mechanics.
Score required: 85% or better on the quiz.
Suggested Reading Enhancements:
Very Young Children with Special Needs. Vikki F. Howard, Betty Fry Williams, Cheryl Lepper. A Formative Approach for Today’s Children. 2005, 3rd Edition;, Publisher Person-Merrill Prentice Hall
What Do You do With A Child Like This, Inside The Lives of Troubled Children, L. Tobin, 1st Edition, 1998 Whole Person Associates.
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