Last Updated:  14/08/2020

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Project Pitch By: Amar Seva Sangam

 

Proposed Project Title


Tele Rehabilitation For Children With Cerebral Palsy And Other Disability During Covid 19 And Beyond

 

Thematic Area

Tele Rehabilitation For Children With Disabilities (Others)

Sub Thematic Area

Not Applicable

Project Synopsis

The social, psychological, economic, and health burden of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with CP and their families is enormous. Children and their family members are facing many problems like increasing spasticity, postural abnormalities, loss of functional skills, dependency of children and mental stress for children. In addition to economical problem, increased care giving by parents. Immediate intervention is required to prevent further deterioration of skills and mental well being of children with disabilities and their family members. By Tele rehabilitation, we can train parents and family members to give therapies for these children. Our Objectives are • Tele counseling of parents to understand their issues during lock down in caring children with disabilities. • Provide multidisciplinary rehabilitation support for children with disabilities by tele-rehabilitation. • Psychological counseling to parents and caregivers • Train the family members to use tele rehab technology by android mobile • Educate parents about caring the children during this pandemic.
 
 
 

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
below INR 0.3 Cr
Proposed Location
Tenkasi

Key Project Partners
NGOs,Companies

Project Status
Proposed
 

Facts

Beneficiary Type (Primary): PWDs
Beneficiary Type (Secondary):
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: Upto 100 Individuals
Status of Baseline Survey: Already Done
 
 
 

Proposed Project Description

Introduction
 
One of the programs of Amar Seva Sangam is a residential service for children with physical disability. It is a residential program for children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and other physical disabilities. Children that need intense therapeutic support and could not access the services regularly were given residential support. There are 50 children with CP who were staying in the home and getting therapy as well as accessing special education or inclusive education within the ASSA campus. Due to long lockdown, children with disabilities have been sent home and the therapeutic support they were receiving comes to standstill.
 
Problem statement
 
The social, psychological, economic, and health burden of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with CP and their families is enormous.
  • Increasing spasticity leads to postural abnormalities and loss of functional skills.
  • Lack of routine leads to dependency of children.
  • Unoccupied time and mental stress for children.
  • In addition to the economical problem, increased caregiving by parents/caregivers.
  • Immediate intervention is required to prevent further deterioration of skills and mental well being of children with disabilities and their family members. By Telerehabilitation, we can train parents and family members to give therapies for these children.
 
Goal
 
To facilitate functional development and educational progress in children with disabilities by capacity building of parents/caregivers during COVID pandemic and beyond.
 
Objectives
  • Tele counseling of parents to understand their issues during the lockdown in caring for children with disabilities.
  • Provide multidisciplinary rehabilitation support for children with disabilities by telerehabilitation.
  • Psychological counseling to parents and caregivers
  • Train the family members to use tele rehab technology by android mobile
  • Educate parents about caring the children during this pandemic.

Process
  • Providing Smart phones to the kids
  • Training program for parents and kids to use Smart phone effectively.
  • Tele rehabilitation

Monitoring and Evaluation


1. Tele Rehab Sessions

Activity Indicators: 120 sessions, Sessions per month-1140(PT-600,OT-240,SPL-300) ,  Session compliance : Duration of session-1 hour/ session

Output Indicators: No of children for each therapy : PT-50, OT- 20, SPL-25

Outcome: Improvement in physical conditions

Measuring and reporting: % improvement in children progression,  current score% previous score, Weekly review with section head and Monthly review with secretary.

 

2. Awareness  for  COVID 19 and its precautions for families of children with disability

Activity Indicators: 3 zoom awareness training, 1 session in every two month and 1 hour per session

Output Indicators: No of participants-40

Outcome: Improved awareness about Covid -19

Measuring and reporting: Pre and post test survey scores, Weekly review with section head and monthly review with secretary


3. Counseling sessions for families

Activity Indicators: 3 counseling session for family members of the children, 1 session in every two months and 2 hours per session

Output Indicators: No of participants- 40

Outcome: Reduced caregivers strain and improved children handling

Measuring and reporting: Reduction in caregiver strain by measuring the caregiver strain index.

 

4. Medical referral service to nearby hospital

Activity Indicators: Any health issues affecting children growth

Output Indicators: No of children based on their health issues

Outcome: Improved children medical status

Measuring and reporting: Medical Records and Doctor prescription

 

5. Encourage rural  parents use technology for rehabilitation

Activity Indicators: 3 training in eight months and 1 hour per session

Output Indicators: No of participants-40

Outcome: Improved knowledge in use of technology for rehabilitation 

Measuring and reporting: Pre and posttest survey scores

 

6. Conducting  interdisciplinary meeting with rehab team and meeting with family members of children

Activity Indicators: 3 Meeting in eight months

Output Indicators: No of participants-40

Outcome: Improved Knowledge  about  progress of the children 

Measuring and reporting: Meeting minutes  record and screen shot of meeting

 

Conclusion

Corona pandemic introduces innovative, technology-based rehab programme for the needy challenged kids. Tele rehab is an effective and accessible platform to enable attention, follow-up, and treatment of children with CP. With social distancing, tele rehab may become the preferred communication channel between caregivers and patients. Telemedicine is the primary way of providing services for chronic conditions during the pandemic and is expected to expand beyond pre-Coronavirus era use. A multidisciplinary therapeutic presence is more accessible with telemedicine, bringing together various specialties and approaches to the child's natural environment. Enhanced monitoring is crucial for younger children as devastating complications, such as hip dysplasia, could be minimized. Amar Seva Sangam feels that if challenged people are enabled and given a level playing ground, they can be as productive as anybody else in society. This is a try to rehabilitate, educate the kids on this pandemic period to maintain and improve their skills to contribute to this society.

 
 
 
One of the program of Amar Seva Sangam is residential service for Children with physical disability. It is a residential program for children with CP and other physical disabilities. Children that need intense therapeutic support and could not access the services in regular basis were given residential support. There are 50 children with CP were staying in the home and getting therapy as well as accessing special education or inclusive education within the ASSA campus. Due to long lock down, children with disabilities have been sent to home and the therapeutic support they were receiving come to stand still.
 
Problem statement:
 
The social, psychological, economic, and health burden of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with CP and their families is enormous.
 
ü Increasing spasticity leads to postural abnormalities and loss of functional skills.
 
ü Lack of routine leads to dependency of children.
 
ü Unoccupied time and mental stress for children.
 
ü In addition to economical problem, increased care giving by parents/caregivers.
 
 
 
Immediate intervention is required to prevent further deterioration of skills and mental well being of children with disabilities and their family members. By Tele rehabilitation, we can train parents and family members to give therapies for these children.
 
Goal:
 
To facilitate functional development and educational progress in children with disabilities by capacity building of parents/caregivers during COVID pandemic and beyond.
 
Objectives
 
·Tele counseling of parents to understand their issues during lock down in caring children with disabilities.
·Provide multidisciplinary rehabilitation support for children with disabilities by tele-rehabilitation.
·Psychological counseling to parents and caregivers
·Train the family members to use tele rehab technology by android mobile
· Educate parents about caring the children during this pandemic.
 
 
Process:
 
Providing Smart phones to the kids
Training program for parents and kids to use Smart phone effectively.
Tele rehabilitation
Monitoring and evaluation
Monitoring and Evaluation :
 
S.No
 
Planned Activities
 
Activity indicators
 
Output indicators
 
Outcome
 
 
 
Measuring and reporting
 
1.
 
Tele rehab sessions
 
9120 sessions
 
 
 
Sessions per month-1140(PT-600,OT-240,SPL-300)
 
 
 
Session compliance
 
 
 
Duration of session-1 hour/ session
 
No of children for each therapy
 
 
 
PT-50
 
OT- 20
 
SPL-25
 
 
 
Average children engagement per month
 
Improvement in physical conditions
 
% improvement in children progression:
 
current score% previous score.
 
Weekly review with section head.
 
Monthly review with secretary.
 
2.
 
Awareness for COVID 19 and its precautions for families of children with disability
 
3 zoom awareness training
 
 
 
1 session in every two month
 
1 hour per session
 
No of participants-40
 
Improved awareness about Covid -19
 
Pre and post test survey scores.
 
Weekly review with section head.
 
Monthly review with secretary
 
3.
 
Counseling sessions for families.
 
 

Salient Features

  1. Digital approach in low resource setting and Inter disciplinary team approach for rehabilitation
  2. Parental counselling and Peer group discussion
  3. Effective monitoring and evaluation by using standardized scales
 

About Amar Seva Sangam

Amar Seva Sangam (ASSA) is a premier Organization in the field of disability management focusing on rural areas across all ages and all disabilities, located in Ayikudy Village, Tenkasi District. Our approach is to establish a centralized resource center in the development of physically and intellectually challenged. The President, PadmasriS. Ramakrishnan, established ASSA in June 1981 and Sri S. Sankara Raman, the Secretary joined him in 1992. Their dream is to establish a Valley for the Disabled. In the last 39 years ASSA has very successfully implemented several bold and innovative programs and received several State, National, International and other awards. ASSA caters to over 16,000 PwDs in over 900 villages in the districts of Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar and Tuticorin by way of rehabilitation, education, employment and empowerment to enable them become economically productive citizens and join the mainstream society.

 
 

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