The intern members trained in November 2020 had only attended the SEP projects for 2 months when the directive came from the government to close all schools and therapy centres. The SEP training team organized webinars for them to continue building professional development. Although it was not always an easy task with internet connection and data bundles, a number of workshops took place with fair attendance.
SEP also organized 2 webinars for project partners. The challenge here again was availability of staff and parents in regards to the Covid-19 regulations.
The SEP team produced 12 videos on basic therapy intervention in the areas of physiotherapy (positioning, chest therapy, massage), occupational therapy (positioning during feeding, feeding adaptations, dressing and undressing, changing diapers), and communication (responding to greetings, repeating, giving choices, increasing sounds, following instructions).
You can find the videos here.
Educative sessions for parents on the Edu Channel of Kenyan Institute for Curriculum Development (KICD)
Some SEP staff were involved in writing scripts for KICD and recording sessions in the KICD studio.
- ADL – Pre-buttoning skills
- ADL – Buttoning a shirt
- ADL – Tying laces 1-2
- Oral motor stimulation
- Communication – Communication board and use
- Communication Readiness – Imitation
- Communication Readiness – Eye Contact
- Communication Readiness – Attention
We were also engaged in recording fillers to be aired on the Edu channel.