Saturday, 20 August 2016

LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT

Whoever, wherever...

One of the early figures in the internationalisation of Conductive Education is still active, still batting and battling for children with cerebral palsy. In a Guest Editorial to the recent edition of the journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology Anita Loring reports an experience through ICPS (International Cerebral Palsy Society) which she continues to chair –
Anushka is 14 years old. She and her parents live a 3-hour drive from Kathmandu, in a village... She is unable to walk, and spends her day sitting outside, propped against the wall of the house...

http://www.readcube.com/articles/10.1111/dmcn.13187
Not an unchangeable fact. A problem to be solved. In the concrete situation. With the family. When appropriate knowledge and expectation are brought in and shared.

One instance among uncountable millions. There are so many worlds where a little sensible suggestion and demonstration could transform understandings, and make for substantial change.

Not just amongst the poorest...

ICPS
Although great advances have been made in the social acceptance and development of services for people with CP and their families in many countries, others still lag behind, or have not yet even reached the starting post. Levels of understanding, development and capability vary enormously from country to country. There is no set pattern of development and the outcome is often unpredictable. But because ICPS has such a unique worldwide resource in the expertise of its membership, it can call upon them to advise and assist in almost any situation.

http://www.icps.org.uk/
Perhaps you could contribute, as an individual or as an organisation.

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