Today, the cyber world has not left out its technology to the people
and children with disabilities; in fact it has complimented their usage
with easy user-friendly systems. The parents group got together and
purchased a computer catering for the training of children with disabilities
at YSIS. Children with disabilities particularly those with physical
disabilities, after an exposure to the computers can be integrated into
schools, society and realities of life.
At YSIS the children that attend computer session are carefully guided
and trained by occupational therapists, who assess and arrange for adaptations
and modifications to enable maximum access to the computer by the child
using such facility. Most of the time, the child learns to grasp and
use his hand or his chin to click the cursor for instructions or movement
of the system.
being with this technology, it helps the children to have control over
their environment, access to information, and avenue for expressing
their thoughts, ideas and views and it is an opportunity for them to
learn very much just like an ordinary person.
Hydro (water) therapy is an independent exercise programme through easy
active routines in water for people and children with disabilities.
It is the latest trend and is considered as the ultimate step towards
the rehabilitation of disability.
Hydrotherapy leads to immeasurable benefits and aims at the ability
in water as opposed to disability on land. It emphasizes the prevention
and treatment of neuromuscular complications. YSIS has hydrotherapy
sessions at the Dewan Bandaraya Ipoh, swimming pool at the Sports Complex,
Jalan Kampong Simee. The Taiping CBR Centre has also such sessions at
the Silverstone Swimming Pool.
The hydrotherapy pool and spa pool at YSIS is expected to be completed
by December 2001 at the Main Centre at Pusat Pemulihan Sultan Azlan
Shah in Bercham.