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TEAMWorks Rwanda - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

  • Jun 29, 2016

Today was a full busy day at Gatagara!! We stayed at the center and started off our day with PT.  Eric was able to treat a variety of kids with lower tone, athetoid movements, and ataxic movements. Cara and Eric co-treated and were able to educate parents on head control and handling techniques. Cara was a huge help with PT as well today.  Orthotic management and co-treating was happening across disciplines! Kara and Allison were able to co-treat some kids with low tone who needed trunk and neck strengthening for breath control, as well as oral-motor exercises for tongue movements and cheek strengthening. One mother was so appreciative she hugged Kara at the end and asked us if we could stay. Speech is a novel treatment in Rwanda, as they have never heard of it before. They were very interested, and Kara was able to educate one of the OT aides to start speech with some kiddos. Eric gave suggestions for the orthopedic center on wheelchairs with 22 kids, and he still has 15 more tomorrow.  Cara and Allison helped the OT problem solve on how to adapt a bathroom for a girl who was showering on the floor. Cara is making plans to build a shower chair for her. Please continue praying that we continue to build strong relationships with the therapists here and for lots of work to be done in a short amount of time.