September 26, 2021

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Lanzarote Health District begins occupational therapy service in educational centers

Lanzarote Health District begins occupational therapy service in educational centers

The Lanzarote Health District, attached to the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, this week started the occupational therapy service in the regular centers of preferential educational interest on the island (kinesthetic education centres), where there are students with specific skills. Needs a motor or pneumatic actuator.

The Director of the Health District, Noelia Ombreez, and the Director of Education on the Island of Inzolar, Celeste Calero, have signed an agreement these days under which the Health District leases the occupational therapy service of the five motor training centers in Lanzarote: CEIP Doctor Alfonso Spinola de Teguise, La Asomada, Capellanía de Yágabo and IES César Manrique and Puerto del Carmen.

Students with special needs at these centers will benefit from the professionals working for two hours per week, in each.

With the occupational therapist in schools and institutes, among other goals, it is sought, among others, to increase the personal autonomy of students with movement disorders and to facilitate their active participation in the various activities that are developed in the centers by adapting their environment.

Likewise, occupational therapists will provide training for teachers and educational assistants in different situations of functional diversity, daily routines such as moving in the center, adapting furniture or advice on picnics.

The Director of the Health District of Lanzarote, Noelia Ombreez, appreciates this initiative positively because it meets a demand that has been raised for a long time by the parents of these children with special needs and the educational community, in addition to the agreement that does not allow us to work on real integration in all areas and this is an important step. “

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