In September Elatomsky orphanage held 294 therapy sessions with bedridden children. Social adaptation and rehabilitation work, as a part of our project “Let’s change the life of children with disabilities”, was carried out by 4 specialists. They had been working with 14 children and, due to the daily individual and carefully planned help of an adult, the guys acquired 14 new skills by the end of the month!
3 of the skills were mastered by Kolya Suchkov! In the period from April to now, the boy was able to develop both: fine motor and communication skills. In addition, specialists were doing there bestm, so that the child could have become more independent in life. Kolya has achieved success almost in everything. He began to sit in a pear-chair, holding his head for 5 minutes, what pleased us a lot! From the first month of therapy the boy was being taught to pull himself up with the help of someone’s fingers and sit!
All the children were a success. Thus, the nine-year-old Polina Laryushkina acquired the ability to draw with a pencil and a pen. The skill of putting up the zipper on her clothes is still in the development stage. Also Polina knows her constant seating place in the game room, and once the girl has even put a chair for the tutor opposite to her chair! With her actions and successes, Polina seems to be challenging the doctors who have diagnosed her with Down’s syndrome and major development delay, in addition to other disappointing indicators! And that’s what lessons with the tutor are for!
Warm September days allowed the children, who we work with, to be outdoors, play, sit in a stroller or on a bench, walk with the help of a specialist who has become as close as a mother can be. Such weather is a great opportunity to learn various movements and skills!
So, month after month, the bedridden children’s lives are changing for the better. Thanks to everyone who is involved in this! After all, without the project, without a close adult and constant attention, children would have lacked constant attention of an adult close to them, walks and the development of the most important everyday skills!