Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Parents with Cerebral Palsy children to be trained

 ShareCare, Ghana, a non-governmental organisation for people with autoimmune diseases, in collaboration with the Special Mothers Project, an advocacy programme on Cerebral Palsy, is organising a workshop for parents with Cerebral Palsy children on 2 July, 2016.

The workshop, which would be held at Accra Physiotherapy Centre, Abelenkpe, is supported by Diligent Care Services, a UK-based organisation passionate about helping parents with Cerebral Palsy children in Ghana to better handle their children.

The workshop would also serve as a skill learning platform as it seeks to bring professionals and parents together to interact.

A dietician, Ms Ruth Nyarko, would be at the workshop to educate parents on the right combination of food to feed children with Cerebral palsy with, while Mr Augustine Acquah, a physiotherapist at the Accra Physio Centre, Abelenkpe, would take the parents through basic physiotherapy techniques that could be done at home.

Mrs Hannah Awadzi, the Initiator of the Special Mothers Project, said: “We have also invited an experienced mother to share her experiences with parents and give them tips on how she was able to handle her own child who is now a successful adult.”

She said parents with CP children would get the opportunity to network and meet other parents to share ideas and experiences.

“Having a child with Cerebral Palsy is not a hopeless situation because with the right love and a supportive environment, the child can grow up to be a responsible adult,” Mrs Awadzi said.

Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder that affects movement and sometimes the speech of children.

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