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Jerusalem Center for Blind Children with Multiple Disabilities

Physical and Occupational Therapies

Children in therapies

Physical Therapy: Our physical therapists work with students to improve flexibility and mobility, prevent muscle atrophy and maintain bone mass, relieve pain, prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities, and increase overall physical function, health, wellness and fitness. The therapy also helps promote the coordination and balance necessary for independent movement.

Occupational Therapy helps enable our students to perform day-to-day activities that are important to their overall functioning. We work on activities that teach dressing, bathing, and independent eating. Our team uses various techniques and sensory stimulation to gently encourage children to invest the effort necessary to reach their individualized therapy goals. Some students crave exciting activities – featuring sound and light – that draw them out of their shell. Others may be more sensitive to their surroundings and benefit from a quiet corner where they can feel safe.