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Occupational Therapist (3) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title=""An occupational therapist (OT) provides treatment to disabled patients across the lifespan to help them develop, regain or improve the skills needed for activities in everyday life. This includes helping children with disabilities function well in school and social situations and providing support for adults experiencing chronic conditions. An OT does this through the use of therapeutic methods, assistive technology, and environmental modifications.
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An occupational therapist (OT) provides treatment to injured, ill, or disabled patients across the lifespan to help them develop, regain or improve the skills needed for activities in everyday life. An OT does this through the use of therapeutic methods, assistive technology, and environmental modifications. They help children improve their motor skills and sensory awareness by leading them in play activities and monitoring their progress. They help people with physical disabilities or chronic conditions by training them in the use of adaptive technology like wheelchairs and by demonstrating exercises that bring pain relief. They also suggest changes in the patient's environment like lowering cupboards, labelling drawers, etc so that patients are more independent in their everyday activities."
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Special Educator (2) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title=""A special educational needs (SEN) teacher works with children with physical disabilities, hearing or visual problems, speech or language difficulties, learning difficulties such as dyslexia, conditions such as autism, etc who therefore require an advanced programme of learning in order to reach their full educational potential.
They prepare learning lessons using specialised audiovisual and software tools and specialised skills like Braille for visually impaired students and sign language for hearing impaired children.
For children with mild disabilities the lessons include reading, writing and mathematics. The children are also evaluated by their teachers to identify if the learning difficulties are short or long term.
For children with severe learning difficulties, a SEN teacher focuses on basic communication and literacy skills.
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A special educational needs (SEN) teacher works with children with physical disabilities, hearing or visual problems, speech or language difficulties, learning difficulties such as dyslexia, conditions such as autism, etc who therefore require an advanced programme of learning in order to reach their full educational potential.
They prepare individualised education programs (IEP) using specialised audiovisual and software tools and skills like Braille for visually impaired students and sign language for hearing impaired children. They also facilitate learning outside the classroom by including sporting events, field trips in the curriculum.
A SEN teacher ensures that the children can successfully integrate their social skills from a classroom setting to a wider social setting."
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Counsellor (1) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title=""Counselling is a systematic process that allows the patient to discuss his or her thoughts and feelings about any issue that they face, confidentially, to a qualified professional so as to understand the problem better and generate solutions. Counsellors provide an environment where the patient's concerns are listened to in a non judgemental manner. Counselors help the patient understand their problems clearly and help them either resolve them or come to terms with them.
Counselors specialize in the area they want to focus on and therefore there are school counselors, special education counselors, marriage counselors, mental health counsellors, etc. School counselors help students in the areas of academic achievement, personal development and career development ensuring that students become productive and well-adjusted adults. A special education counselor helps special needs children deal with difficulties they face in school and help them achieve their vocational or educational goals. They are in constant touch with parents and other teachers and constantly monitor and assess the child's needs and concerns."
Speech Therapist (1) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title=""Speech therapists support and care children and adults who have difficulties with speech and communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.
Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as a stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, cleft palates, cerebral palsy, or emotional problems.
They are allied health professionals and work closely with parents, carers and other professionals, such as teachers, nurses, occupational therapists and doctors.
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Speech therapists or Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) support and care children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.
Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as a stroke, hearing loss, developmental delay, cleft palates, cerebral palsy, or emotional problems. For patients with speech difficulties, speech therapists work with them to improve their voices and teach them how to articulate words better and speak fluently. For patients with swallowing problems, SLPs focus on exercises that make the muscles of the mouth stronger and help increase acceptance of different foods and liquids. In some cases SLPs also suggest different diets to ensure safe swallowing."
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Nutritionist (1) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="A dietician/nutritionist has special training in diets and nutritional needs of the body and gives advice about nutrition and swallowing or feeding difficulties. For children with intellectual and developmental disabilities a healthy, balanced diet can make a big difference in their ability to learn, how they manage their emotions and how they perceive their environment. Dieticians make a full nutritional assessment and provide guidance for special diets for the child. They also help parents develop strategies that encourages healthy eating in the child and also help the child try out new food groups. Children with autism spectrum disorders, for example, are usually reluctant to try out foods that are slippery or soft and one of the possible strategies to tackle that is to let the child choose what he wants for his meal from the supermarket and allow him to research about the ingredients on his own. This could make him more likely to eat it than when he sees it first hand on the plate.
Physiotherapist (70) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="A physiotherapist is a health professional who helps the physical and motor development of a patient. As the nature of the disabilities vary the treatment plan has to be designed differently. Treatments could range from posture care to helping a child use adaptive equipment like a wheelchair to exercise sessions to advising parents on how to handle their children in a way that will encourage good patterns of movement. Physiotherapy is non-invasive and does not involve medication. They are also called 'movement specialists'. Physiotherapists who are trained particularly to work with children and adolescents are called Paediatric Physiotherapists.
Dermatologist (1) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="Dermatologist is a doctor who treats diseases related to the skin, scalp, hair, and nails. Special needs children can have specific skin conditions that are triggered by either the constant rubbing or picking of skin or because of their diets which are most often based on the texture and colour they like rather than on nutritional aspects. It is also possible that children with developmental or intellectual disabilities are hypersensitive, hyposensitive, or sensation-seeking and therefore the dermatologist needs to be mindful of this when examining the child and prescribing a treatment plan for him/her. For example, a hypersensitive child may find even a light touch unbearable, a hyposensitive child may have an increased tolerance to pain, a sensation-seeking child may enjoy deep pressure on the skin, etc.
Dyslexia Therapist (1) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="Dyslexia is a learning disability that makes it extremely difficult for individuals to read, write, and understand language. Dyslexia therapists provide interventions for dyslexia such as Orton-Gillingham approach and special instructions for word analysis and spelling to help children work around their issues . Most kids with dyslexia need to be taught in multisensory ways that connect what they see, hear and feel. Orton–Gillingham is one such approach. For example, letter tiles are used by some therapists to help kids build words and feel the shape of the letters and words. Therapists also focus on teaching different arm movements for letters such as p, b and d that are often confused.
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Homoepathic Doctor (1) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="Homeopathy is an alternative form of medicine, the efficacy of which has often been questioned by large-scale studies and organizations like the World Health Organization. For children with learning or developmental disabilities the homeopathic doctor prescribes typically medicines either from the barium family, of which the best known is Baryta carbonica, or the calcium family, of which the two best known ones are Calcarea carbonica and Calcarea phosphorica.
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Developmental Paediatrician (1) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="If a child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician has the specialized training to evaluate and care for the child. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians consider the medical and psychosocial aspects of the child's developmental and behavioral problems. They undergo training for disorders like dyslexia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, feeding problems, bedwetting, developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, and visual and hearing impairments. Some behavioral and developmental problems can make pediatric chronic illnesses like genetic disorders, epilepsy, prematurity, diabetes, asthma, cancer, etc complicated and therefore need medical intervention.
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Vision Therapist (1) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="Vision therapist provides non-surgical treatment for many common visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency and some reading and learning disabilities. Visual therapy is physical therapy for the entire visual system and aims to address visual problems that cannot be treated successfully with eyeglasses, contact lenses and/or surgery alone. The therapists teaches the child exercises that will help the child improve vision and eye movement. Often, an optometrist and a visual therapist are treated the same but optometrists look at achieving perfect binocular vision by only concentrating on eye muscles and eye alignment while vision therapy looks to optimize the entire visual system, including the eyes and areas of the brain that control vision, visual perception, etc.
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Yoga Therapist (4) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="With yoga, the aim is to attain body-mind wellness through postures or asanas and breathing exercises which strengthen the muscles and alleviate anxiety, depression, and stress. For individuals with disabilities or chronic health conditions, a yoga therapist modifies each pose to meet the needs of the student. The asanas are adapted so that the child can do them while seated in a chair or wheelchair. Yoga therapy is used in conjunction with an individual's already established medical care, therapy program and exercise regime.
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