The LADY HOCHOY OUTREACH
PILOT PROJECT PROGRAM
The aim was to provide a holistic array of therapeutic services to an underserved population of children and their families at the Lady Hochoy Home in the rural town of Gasparillo.The main focus of Occupational therapy treatment in CKFTO’s motor group for children diagnosed with Neurologic Disorders concentrates on three main areas; gross motor function, postural stability and improvement in the child’s ability to manage their Activities for Daily living (ADLs). The proposed result of therapy treatment when dealing with children with neurological conditions, is to enable them to increase their independence in their Activities for Daily living (ADLs), such as self-care and motor tasks.
CKFTO also provided teacher as well as parent/caregiver raining at the facility.
To support Repsol's outreach initiatives in the public schools in Mayaro,CKFTO launched a series of programs to assist and support both educators and parents of children with special needs in the community.
Through training sessions classroom teachers were provided with tips and tools to support their students with different learning styles. Thanks to this training, teachers we were able to identify students with therapeutic needs and CKTO provided group and individualized school based therapy and psycho educational evaluations .
The Parent/Caregiver Training was designed to provide caregivers tools to use with their children who might be experiencing obstacles to learning. It also offered an opportunity to have questions answered by trained and licensed professionals.
Offering Hope at Mount Hope Hospital
More than five years ago, we were approached by a senior pediatrician, to assist in any way that we could, some abandoned and forgotten special needs children, residing in the wards at Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex. Originally the idea was to support the nurses and caregivers who selflessly provided for them.
Thanks to caring, compassionate people sponsoring children's therapy, we found a way to offer direct Occupational therapy services to them.
The Care Helpers Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago
Thanks to the financial assistance of the Maritime Financial Group, CKFTO linked with The Care Helpers Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago (CHOTT), to offer a CME rehabilitation program for children with Cerebral Palsy in the East of the island.
Sponsor A Child Program
Is a catalyst for bridging the gap between children in critical need of therapy and support services with compassionate funders who step forward with commitment. By supporting our program they advocate for the needs and rights of children with disabilities and make our society a caring place.
Fifth Company School Outreach Project
Fifth Company Moruga, is a community that statistically had the highest primary school dropout rate in the country. To ensure that children were equipped for success in primary schools in Fifth Company Moruga, CKFTO provided educator training for teachers to identify students with therapeutic needs; provided in house professional development training and supported teachers with classroom observations. Additionally children identified with learning disabilities were provided with multidisciplinary intervention and therapy.
CP Society Initiative
CAF (Corporacion Andina de Fomento)
Thanks to our generous donors, we have been able to provide CME therapy for the last four years free of charge in a satelite therapy centre in Chaguanas. This program is designed for the population of children with neurological disorders who will require assistance for the rest of their lives. CME parental coaching and home programs are essential for this form of rehabilitation to be effective.