The Artisans of Hope is a project which aims to establish a International Stimulation Techniques platform, which will be located in Belgium, for children and parents who are interested in learning creative and functional techniques to care for their children with motor disabilities.
Presentation of the future International Stimulation Techniques platform
During sessions, parents and children (aged from 2 to 8), will learn essential skills and methods to help them reach a maximum level of independence through modern methods of active stimulation from different Member and Non-Member states. Our sessions will focus on early intervention for children with motor disabilities. Children will learn and play with their peers in a therapeutic setting with age-appropriate instruments and equipment. They will learn in a fun and positive environment with songs and activities, yet at all times they will be developing their speech and language skills, as well as overall physical and cognitive skills. As this is an essential time for child development, our school will also work on each child’s individual learning potential through activities that challenge them and encourage progress, all while having fun with friends.
The aim of our sessions is to facilitate the practice and repetition of daily living skills as well as academic and social skills. Children will learn how to adapt acquired skills to different situations in their home, school and community. The peer setting will motivate and encourage the development of speech and language skills in addition to fostering age-appropriate play and interactions. Parents will also give advice on how their child can apply the abilities which they have picked up to everyday activities, thus promoting a greater independence in their child’s life. Children will learn independence, health, hygiene, and much more.
Conductive education sessions hire an instructor who is a graduate of the Peto Institute to teach the children through the Conductive education approach. This instructor provides his/her unique teaching techniques and a fresh perspective as well as teaching the basic conductive education principles. In Conductive Education special furniture and products are used by instructors and are designed and manufactured with the aim of benefiting the development of a child.
From September 2015 we organized without any subsidies 3 Conductive education sessions (Hungarian method), 4 Medek sessions (Chili),2 Logorhytmic sessions (Russia), 5 Speech therapy workshops (Eastern European countries).
We hope to organise soon other sessions according to international rehabilitation methods.
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