Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Many of the children living in Chinese orphanages have special needs. Needs such as cerebral palsy, cleft lip and palate, cardiac abnormalities, and limb deficits to name a few. Families in the US, Spain, Canada, and Sweden happily adopt these children with special needs and overwhelmingly say they cannot imagine their lives without their child.
Kids who live or have lived in an orphanage have some degree of sensory defensiveness and delay and can benefit enormously from OT and PT. Red Thread Charities has set up developmental training centers in 2 orphanages. The staff in each of these orphanages is trained and are able to independently carry out the techniques taught to them to help the children. Both orphanages plan to open their doors to families in the community with children who have special needs.

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