Children with Disabilities Hydrotherapy in Ukraine

by Dzherelo Children's Rehabilitation Centre
Children with Disabilities Hydrotherapy in Ukraine
Children with Disabilities Hydrotherapy in Ukraine
Children with Disabilities Hydrotherapy in Ukraine
Children with Disabilities Hydrotherapy in Ukraine
Children with Disabilities Hydrotherapy in Ukraine
Children with Disabilities Hydrotherapy in Ukraine
Children with Disabilities Hydrotherapy in Ukraine
Children with Disabilities Hydrotherapy in Ukraine
Sophia is learning to use computer
Sophia is learning to use computer

The children, youth, parents and staff of the Dzherelo Children's Rehabilitation Centre in Lviv, Ukraine send you their warmest greetings, and thank you for your support in making big dreams come true. 

Lately the pandemic changed our usual lives. Lviv region has been one of the top five regions in Ukraine by the numbers of new daily coronavirus cases since the start of spring. New patients come into our city hospitals every day. The coronavirus situation affects the daily activities of our Centre as well. In this uneasy situation we understand that hydrotherapy and exercises that involve common usage of water increases risk of coronavirus infection for our children.

Due to quarantine restrictions we are focusing mostly on one to one sessions with all the safety precautions instead of hydrotherapy. And children continue to receive physical and occupation therapy, aimed at 

  1. Gait training (walking)
  2. Improving postural control
  3. Stretching and strengthening activities and exercises to increase a child’s range and quality of movement
  4. Physical therapy helps to develop endurance for children who need it
  5. Establishing or reshaping movement patterns to follow normal development

In 2021, our main goal is to continue supporting Dzherelo's children and youth with special needs and their families who found themselves vulnerable and needed our support. Please share the opportunity to help children with disability in Ukraine with your friends.

Thank you again.
We are looking forward to celebraiting a joyfull Easter here and sending you our best wishes and Happy Holidays!

Bohdan is following therapist's lead
Bohdan is following therapist's lead
Danyil is working on his counting skills
Danyil is working on his counting skills
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Online activities
Online activities

On behalf of the children, parents and staff of Dzherelo Children Rehabilitation Centre in Lviv, Ukraine we express our gratitude for your support of children with disabilities.

This year we are once again deeply grateful to our donors and friends for your understanding and kind support for children and youth who continue receiving important rehabilitation services at Dzherelo and participate in its developmental programs despite all the hardships of 2020. During the lockdown due to pandemic our main goal was to continue supporting Dzherelo`s children and youth with special needs and their families.

It was not the best year for hydrotherapy but substitute programs were launched.

+ Our Centre's psychologists launched a series of Webinars for parents on various topics related to
the handling of a wide range of crises;
+ Centre’s specialists (physical rehabilitation, speech therapy, occupational therapy)  prerecorded an online classes which now can be used not only be Dzherelo’s clients but also by other families who need it;
+ Team members are taking online courses to upgrade their own professional skills, including those
related to distance learning.

All this in addition to usual day to day work for more than 250 children and youth with multiple disabiliteis.

To ensure worker health and safety, most of the Dzherelo team worked from home for the duration of the quarantine, while the administration and managers were working partly from home and partly in their offices and taking all necessary safety precautions which were ensured by cleaning personnel. Funds raised at GlobalGiving were also spent on disinfectants  and personal protective equipment for employees and clients of Dzherelo Centre. We are happy to provide an important services again and to do it safely!

We are grateful to God that so far none of Dzherelo’s children, youth or staff have experienced any
severe coronavirus symptoms. We appreciate very much your continued solidarity with us, your
prayers and support. 

You can discover more about our work at the Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Dzherelo

Thank you for the input in brighter future people with disabilities in Ukraine. Stay safe!
Sincerely, everyone at Dzherelo Centre in Lviv, Ukraine

New safety precautions
New safety precautions
We wish to hear children's laughter every day 2021
We wish to hear children's laughter every day 2021
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As Dzherelo Centre and the world begin to find a way to return to work, it's a good thing. It's great that all our friends will be returning. We will determine safe schedule, improve cleaning and hygiene practices, and build new friendships as COVID-19 resolves. In Ukraine, September 1 is the holiday, Day of Knowledge and Learning. Every school celebrates its teachers, and especially Learning.

Dzherelo Centres’ staff has been learning new techniques. Parents have been developing their skills. Children and Youth have been improving social skills and physical strength. Everyone is excited to build new teams and share knowledge. 

Dzherelo Centre will hope to reopen all of the rehabilitation services as appropriate. The Wheelchair Workshop was redesigned over the summer to improve ventilation, tool stations, and work areas. Classrooms were thoroughly cleaned and have new schedules for cleaning services. We might be masked, but we are ready. We are mighty!

 

Here's a link about how to talk to children regarding COVID-19: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-how-talk-child.html

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Although COVID-19 has closed most of the world, social distancing is still in place at Dzherelo Centre in Lviv, Ukraine as operations are closed for youth. Instead, youth are enjoying interactions with teachers and therapists through online meeting platforms, social media contacts, and phone calls. Teachers are busy planning the future. Therapists are making plans for new interventions. The Development Team is seeking new viable funding sources. Dzherelo Centre is optimisitc that operations will return stronger than ever once this global crisis has abated. 

In the meantime, here are a few resources to use with your young ones...

https://www.prodigygame.com/blog/ultimate-list-resources-families-educators-covid-19/

https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Libraries/covid-19/resources_helping_kids_parents_cope.aspx

https://www.childtrends.org/publications/resources-for-supporting-childrens-emotional-well-being-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

Here are a few links to news article related to Ukraine's struggle with COVID-19....

https://reliefweb.int/report/ukraine/building-success-ukraine-s-new-fight-against-covid-19

https://time.com/5838254/ukraine-health-care-coronavirus/

https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/covid-19-in-ukraine-535-dead-18616-cases-325-new-infections.html

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We are in a different world with COVID-19 happening globally. Schools are closed, businesses quiet, and people remaining socially distanced. Dzherelo Centre, too, is on quarantine in Ukraine. This pandemic not only affects adults, but our kids too. How you get through this pandemic will teach children and youth how to be resilient and cope with scary situations. We wish you all health and safety during these uncharted and unprecedented times.

Here's a few resources that may help the kids in your lives with positive skills, coping strategies, and learning opportunities....

 

This is a link to the Easterseals Illinois Autism Partnership with activities for special needs children:

https://qrcgcustomers.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/account4876975/6552095_2.pdf?0.11589340381807767

 

75 Calm Down Strategies for kids:

https://parentswithconfidence.com/calm-down-strategies-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR0cszMBkD0ycEEvnhnt4LfrUPRxz8Fz55CVTZfbnnV07FaPImYY1qyeKkE

 

In Home Physical Activities and Brain Breaks from Integrated Learning Strategies:

https://ilslearningcorner.com/2020-03-in-home-movement-activities-and-brain-breaks-from-the-best-occupational-therapists/?fbclid=IwAR1OzjrndcPIYIRXD_HbUTCiy7XdP0lABZLPJ3RnhqeDnJgMZNl_BQVO8So

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Dzherelo Children's Rehabilitation Centre

Location: Lviv - Ukraine
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Project Leader:
Hanna Osadchuk
Lviv, Lviv Ukraine
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