Physical Disabilities & Other Health Impairments

Physical disability refers to a large group of students who thought quite different from each other, share common challenge of mobility limitations.

Cerebral Palsy

Caused by prenatal, perinatal, or postnatal.

Spina Bifida

It caused by an instruction of environmental and genetic factor.

Other health impairment is chronic or acute health problems that result in limitations of strength, vitality or alertness and adversely affect a student’s educational performance. It includes

  • Epilepsy

  • Asthma

Our qualified staff is trained in working with children who have physical disability and other health impairment.

Down Syndrome

Down syndrome (DS), also called Trisomy 21, is a condition in which a person is born with an extra chromosome. Chromosomes contain hundreds, or even thousands, of genes. Genes carry the information that determines your traits (features or characteristics passed on to you from your parents). With Down syndrome, the extra chromosome causes delays in the way a child develops, mentally and physically.The physical features and medical problems associated with Down syndrome can vary widely from child to child. While some kids with DS need a lot of medical attention, others lead healthy lives. Medical problems associated with DS can vary widely from child to child. People born with Down syndrome are at risk for.

  • Congenital heart disease

  • Thyroid problem

  • Seizures

  • Vision and hearing problems

  • Obesity

  • Neck problems

Problems associated with Down Syndrome

  • Need to go to school nurse for medications when necessary.

  • Miss class time due to frequent medical appointments.

  • Have behavior issues.

  • Visual and auditory accommodations for classroom instruction.

  • Require physical, occupational, and speech therapies.

  • Need extra time and assistance with class work.

  • Require therapeutic staff support in the classroom.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain injury is caused by external force but does not include brain injuries that are congenital, degenerative, or induced at birth. Students with TBI often experience physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and social changes. Severity of the injury and age of onset are two critical factors in determining the severity of the disability and prognosis for improvement. The four cases of TBI are falls, automobile accidents, events of being struck by or against, and assaults. It is critical that educators partner with medical and other rehabilitation professionals to ensure student success when transitioning back to school.

The Rehabilitation professionals at RIFE USA are equipped with the best knowledge to work with children who have Traumatic Brain injury.

We Can Help

Our team of experts includes behavior specialists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and skill development coordinators. All our therapists and tutors works in collaboration to help children reach their maximum potential.

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