Intensive physical therapy specifically targeted at their hand, wrist, and ankle (areas most affected by hemispherectomy surgery) as well as overall locomotion. Occupational therapy targets overall function. Orthotics review and functional electric stimulation, too.
Oh, and then there’s the fun. Recreational yoga classes and other activities aimed to encourage camaraderie and improve social skills.
This exciting and innovative program initiated by The Brain Recovery Project at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, California, is the platinum standard for 21st century neuro-rehabilitation for children with disabilities. By providing two weeks of intensive, robotics-assisted therapy in a camp-like environment – rather than the sterile setting of a hospital – children participate in a program that targets their specific neurodevelopmental challenges. Grouped with children with similar disabilities, they get to hang out with kids “just like them” in a fun and engaging environment.
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