Published On: Thu, Jun 7th, 2018

Gov’t urged to aid therapy for children with disabilities

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Founder, Royal School of Educational Therapy Foundation (RSETF), Abuja, Dr Badewa Adejugbe-Williams, has urged government at all levels
to support educational therapy for children with learning disabilities.
Adejugbe-williams noted
that educational therapy for children with learning difficulties are expensive in the FCT and Nigeria at large due to lack of governmental supports.
She decried the high cost of facilities for the training of children with learning disabilities, due to intellectual disability, autism, dyslexia, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and other learning challenges and conditions.
Also, she frowned that many children with learning disabilities in the society are often abandoned and stigmatized by their parents, instead of giving them the opportunities to develop their talents for the advantage of the society.
She insisted that it is only government can subsidize the cost, thereby paying the way for improved performance in care for the children with special needs.
“Educational therapy is recommended for students who may have learning disabilities, due to intellectual disability, autism, dyslexia, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and other learning challenges and conditions.
“Educational therapy demystifies learning problems and stimulates clients’ awareness of their strengths, so they can use those strengths to their best advantage to overcome or compensate for their areas of weaknesses,” she stressed.

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