Physiotherapy is at the heart of an innovative educational approach that is helping to maximize the potential of children with profound and multiple learning disability. New horizon special school, has developed a needs-led curriculum that integrates physical therapy into day-to day learning.
It relies on a multi-disciplinary approach between class teachers, assistants and onsite physiotherapist.
The physiotherapy department currently sees 28% of the children in the school. Males 17% and females 11%
The cases seen includes CERBRAL PALSY, AUTISM, DOWN SYNDROME AND COMNINATION
ROLE OF THE THERAPIST
Physiotherapy is aimed at helping the children to develop and maintain their; Mobility skills, Joint range of motion, Muscle strength and Motor skills and sometime weight management for some obese students