April 2019 – Kingston, Jamaica – Early Stimulation Program

The team for this second full-week mission to the Early Stimulation Program consisted of Occupational and Physical Therapists and a counselor-psychotherapist.   Based in Kingston, the team also visited two other ESP sites in Jamaica, including a newly opened program in Montego Bay. At the sites, the team worked side by side with the staff, teachers and parents evaluating and sharing treatment options for the young children with a variety of disabilities.  Some therapist joined the program officers on home visits for the very young children while others worked at the school with the teachers for the pre-school aged children. Sensory activities, proper positioning, daily hygiene and alternate communication were just some of the topics that were addressed during this mission.

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  1. Renee Smith says

    Good afternoon,
    As the head of the Special Education Unit at Hope Valley Experimental School, there has been a consistent determination to ensure the Special Education Unit receives a comprehensive education catering to their needs through academics, life skills, sensory stimulation and various therapy based instruction. The philosophy has been the driving force to further enhance education for our students. In this role, I am asking for any assistance in the future for the areas of speech, physiotherapy, occupational and even behavioral therapy for the students once a visit is done by your noble organization. The information can be sent to me via email and a discussion has to occur with the Principal Mr Anthony Grant before any further matters are mentioned between us. If you are interested though please let me know- Miss Renee Smith (876)4849476. Thank You for Your Time.