We provide both Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy to the children in the outreach program in an outpatient setting. These children have various ages and diagnoses. We work in collaboration with the children’s families to understand each individual’s strengths and challenges, with the goal of optimizing their participation in their everyday life activities at home and in their community.
During therapy the children work to increase the following using a variety of play based activities:
– Fine Motor Skills
– Gross Motor Skills
– Gait Training
– -Range Of Motion
– Hand eye coordination
– Sensory Integration and Regulation
– Body Awareness
– Activity’s of Daily Living
We have 250 children with more severe physical limitations and challenges in our Active Outreach Program. These children receive therapy 1x a week for 23 weeks per year by trained Rehab Technicians and therapists. Therapy happens in a group setting with 8-9 other children with similar diagnosis and developmental levels. They then receive a Home Exercise Plan to continue to work with their children throughout the rest of the year. We have over 100 children on a waiting list for space to open up in the Active outreach program.
We have about 400 children that have more mild limitations and challenges that are seen 3x a year by visiting therapists from STAND the Haiti Project. They are re-evaluated and their adaptive equipment, bracing, and Home Exercise Programs are updated.
If a child needs more intensive therapy after a traumatic injury like traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or stroke we facilitate them receiving treatment in an inpatient rehabilitation center we partner with in Cap Haitian in northern Haiti.
Common Diagnosis Treated:
– Birth injuries or birth defects such as Cerebral Palsy
– Hemiplegia and stroke
– Down Syndrome
– Cleft lip and cleft palate
– Sensory processing disorders and Autism
– Traumatic injuries (brain or spinal cord)
– Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
– Mental health or behavioral problems
– Broken bones or other orthopedic injuries
– Rickets and Blounts
– Developmental delays
– Post-surgical conditions
– Spina bifida
– Traumatic amputations
– Severe hand injuries
– Genetic Disorders