The new modern Centre for Psychological and Pedagogical Correction for Children with Disabilities was opened in Taraz on April 20, reported the press service of Samruk Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund. This is the fifth centre to be opened in Kazakhstan as part of the Dara Charitable Fund programme supported by Samruk Kazyna.
Specialists will work with every child in the centre to support his or her development, including an educational psychologist who helps cope with problems in the emotional and intellectual development, a teacher-therapist, whose area of responsibility is problems in the cognitive field, a speech therapist, a visual impairment specialist, a deaf educator, a physical therapist, a music and dance teacher, as well as a masseur. The centre also offers psychological support for parents.
The centre is based on barrier-free conditions, which means the building of the centre has wide doors, no thresholds, and it also has colour signals and handrails. All the cabinets are equipped with modern rehabilitation equipment, teaching materials, developing literature and Montessori materials.
To date, about 3,000 children with disabilities live in Taraz and the city hasn’t enough correctional and rehabilitation facilities, which can provide free professional assistance to special children and their families. Usually, such families are forced to either use private specialists or leave their child without corrective support and rehabilitation.
It is planned that the centre will help more than 100 children with developmental disabilities and provide free qualified and comprehensive care assistance.