Motor and physiotherapy for visually impaired children
Our need for movement is innate, as is the need for food and love. Visibility is a key and crucial component in motivation to move:
A baby raises his head to see his mother’s face, he reaches for a toy, and later crawls and examines his immediate surroundings, as he wants to get to the things he sees.
The blind or visually impaired toddler needs mediation, support and guidance in order to acquire the age-appropriate motor milestones. Without the right mediation at the right time there may be passivity, reluctance to move, decreased physical fitness and developmental delay in other areas. The visually impaired child must form a body image, get to know the personal space of his body, and later get to know the space of the natural environment in which he grew up.
Physiotherapy for children in ELI is a component of the overall treatment system for the visually impaired child. Through physiotherapy, the child learns and exercises to control his body: how to regulate his muscle strength and how to use it, how to achieve effective and efficient movement, and how to use the range of movements. His.
The goal of physiotherapy treatment for a child in ELI is to bring the child to the ability to actively and meaningfully integrate into the day-to-day lifestyle of his family, and the community in which he lives.Through ELI physiotherapy, the child learns to mobilize his hearing, sense of touch and the remnants of his vision so that he can control his movements, enjoy the movement, and learn motor strategies for achieving high and complex skills such as running, skipping and jumping. .
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