The primary aim of this project is to improve the quality of life of children with perinatal brain damage, whose state requires rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation is put into practice by means of the secondary and tertiary prevention. Several activities are incorporated in the project; these should contribute to the improvement of the quality of the life of the children with physical disability. It will also contribute to the integration of these children into community.
The subject matter of this project is the development and subsequent verification of an innovative physiotherapy treatment technique. The technique includes home therapy and it is primarily intended for high-risk children with perinatal brain damage. Subsequent pilot verification test of the technique will be in form of medical screening of two groups of patients – those who receive the home therapy (main group) and those who do not (checking group). The screening will take place under the supervision of several selected specialists (physiotherapist, child neurologist, psychologist, and speech therapist).
The principal purpose of the project is the improvement of the quality of the life of physically disabled children with perinatal brain damage, minimization of their handicap and their integration into community.
Another aim of the project is to improve the quality of life in families with the children with perinatal brain damage. The project should also prevent the breakdowns of such families.
Activities included in the project will take place in the Karlovy Vary region and Usti region.