15, GNA - Selected Special Education Teachers from various Special Needs
Schools in Ghana are undergoing a two week training to sharpen their skills in
handling children with cerebral palsy in the classroom.
will be able to describe cerebral palsy and explain how it affects the child’s
participation in school as well as demonstrate appropriate positioning
strategies for classroom activities, safe moving and handling in the general
A statement signed by Ms Mandy Budge, Head of
School, Multikids Inclusive Academy, organizers of the programme and copied to
the Ghana News Agency, said the project aims at creating a group of teachers
and university lecturers who will be able to incorporate children with cerebral
palsy in the education environment.
The project on
the theme: Enabling Education for children with cerebral palsy in Ghana, hopes
to enhance the human resource capacity of professionals working with persons
with cerebral palsy.
said two paediatric physiotherapists from the United Kingdom, Diane Lyle and
Sophie Appleby will also provide practical hands on training to the teachers to
enhance their knowledge on basic therapies they can do with the children in the
It said as part
of the project, the 19 participants will also receive training in the making of
an Appropriate Paper-based technology (APT) equipment used to facilitate the
said in addition to introducing a Cerebral Palsy module to the University of
Education, two lecturers from the University will be trained to ensure
sustainability of the programme.
It said the two
year funded programme will help answer teachers’ questions and concerns and
encourage them in the work they are doing.
said the project funded by UK Aid Direct with support from Cerebral Palsy
Africa, Multikids Africa and SWEB Foundation will also equip the teachers to
demonstrate strategies to sensitize communities to the needs of children with
cerebral palsy and benefits that education can bring them, it said