- Posted July 16, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The written word: Your personal essays
Some Ways Of Helping Children Cope With And Improve Their Conditions
Today, there are many psychological and/or medical disorders that sadly, many children are born with or simply exhibiting, with or without valid and acceptable grounds or reasons.
Children who have these kinds of disorders certainly need all the help that they can get professionally and at home so that they cope with and hopefully, overcome them. This is mainly also the reason behind the term “special needs”, which is also short form of “special education needs”. Such kids will need a different kind of or more specialized assistance and services so that they can go about their studies and daily life like other regular children.
Today, many of these disabilities such as ADHD, can now be medically treated and a child can also undergo additional therapy to overcome this disorder. And indeed, compared to several years back, children with special needs certainly have better access to and have more opportunities to learn, grow and be accepted in the community. More people from the public and private sectors are also now more supportive of the valuable cause of looking for scientific and useful ways and means to really help kids with special need overcome or outgrow their disabilities.
In addition to the discoveries and continuous studies medical field to look for treatments for these disabilities, there are now also more therapy options for children with special needs. Also, specialists in this area are also consistently innovating current types of therapy and researching for new and better methods for them to be more effective and successful.
The usual forms of therapies that children with special needs usually undergo and receive are physical and occupational therapies. Physical therapy will help a child with special needs develop better gross motor skills. Occupational therapy, on the other hand, will help them develop their fine motor skills and with developing better eye-hand coordination.
A child with special needs will usually benefit from these two therapies at a centre or even at home if arts and crafts can be integrated in the relevant or prescribes activities. Take into account, mosaics. A child with special needs will certainly have fun coming up with imaginative and creative designs when he or she is given some mosaic craft tiles and supplies. Since they have to handle and manipulate the tiles, they will be given the opportunity to improve their fine motor skills and their visual and motor coordination as well.