Why Therapy is Important?
Therapies help a child with multiple disability to achieve their goals in visual, cognitive, social/emotional, communicative and physical development. Because of neuroplasticity, our brain has the ability to rewire itself. Hence the therapies are based on the principles of plasticity of the brain. The goal of the therapies is to rehabilitate the child thereby maximizing their potential to move closer to their developmental milestone.
Challenges Parents Face Accessing Therapy
Many Children with MDVI come from low income families who cannot afford to pay the high fees for each individual therapist their child needs.
Time & Transport
Children with MDVI are often unable to use regular public transport and require special assistance to travel, which takes up a lot of time. Parents cannot afford the time or transportation costs as they shuffle their child from one therapist to another across the city.
Lack of Training & Multidisciplinary Approach
Many therapists lack the specialist training to deal with children with MDVI and work in isolation, which means children do not get the multi-disciplinary approach they require to develop.