Education Materials for Special Needs Children
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This project will increase the capacity of a center that provides occupational therapy, physical therapy, and special education services to children whose parents make an average of less than $50 a month. The proposed project will provide teaching materials and assessment tools needed to properly teach and train the children inside the center. The project will also provide tools necessary to teach an alternative form of communication to those children who are non-verbal (PECS). The materials created will then be used to set the organization up as a training center to similar facilities around the country.
The organization is the only center in the local region that provide services to special needs children, and is one of only a handful of centers in the country to provide these services. The center is also losing one of it's primary sources of funding in 2011 and would like to supplement that source with income generated from training local caregivers, and centers around the country but currently is lacking the materials to solidify themselves as a reputable training center. Currently the center has four physical therapists, three special education teachers, and two occupational therapy assistants that work with 67 children from the area. There are also 19 local caregivers receiving training for special education, physical therapy, and occupational therapy at the center with hopes of training more local caregivers as time goes on.