Disabled Village Children: A Guide for Health Workers, Rehabilitation Workers and Families / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Hesperian Foundation, The
Disabled Village Children explains how to create community rehabilitation centers and workshops run by people with disabilities or the families and communities of children with disabilities. With hundreds of drawings and photos, the book clearly illustrates each concept and is easily accessible and understandable to all.
This manual covers identifying primary and secondary disabilities, developing skills for daily living, and working through behavior problems. It also features information about polio, cerebral palsy, juvenile arthritis, muscular dystrophy, and other conditions.
Readers will find instructions on how to build six different wheelchairs using local resources; useful therapy techniques, such as making fun and educational toys; ideas for improving playground accessibility for all children; and low-cost rehabilitation aids and adaptations for home and community.