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Kairaranga, v5 n2 p25-27 2004

As Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist in Tai Tokerau, we have worked in collaboration with CCS Northland over the last two years to facilitate two day workshops for students attending mainstream schools that have moderate to severe physical disabilities. We chose venues that were community based so that the students could be out of their normal school environments. We used worksheets, discussion, guest speakers, group games and activities, the performing arts and adventure as tools to reach our objectives. The aim is to bring students together for mutual sharing and support to strengthen and empower. Students and their parents acknowledged and appreciated advantages of time together to share experiences, struggles and aspirations. This has led to friendships, networking for all and a request for continued workshops.

Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Workshops, Occupational Therapy, Educational Environment, Allied Health Personnel, Foreign Countries

New Zealand Ministry of Education. Available from: Massey University. Private Bag 11 222; Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. Tel: +64-6-351-3396; Fax: +64-6-351-3472; email: kairaranga[at]massey.ac.nz; Web site: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/departments/school-curriculum-pedagogy/kairaranga/kairaranga_home.cfm

Author: Diamond, Eileen; Fox, Cindy

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5110&id=EJ914556

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