The boon of teletherapy

Nur Nuhaa,7 months old infant with Down Syndrome.Her mother, Nur Liana is being coached by Hazel Joy, a Physiotherapist from Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation-National Centre through an onlineteletherapy. They are working on how to stimulate Nuhaa to reach and grab and how she can bring her hands together in midline.

ALTHOUGH the movement control order (MCO) has caused much disruption, it did spur rapid digital transformation across sectors including special education, and increased parental involvement.

Unicef Malaysia Child Protection and Disability specialist Zoe Gan said it was often thought that teletherapy – a remote therapy method that uses technology to help therapists and clients communicate – wouldn’t be able to provide the same experience for children with disabilities, and that having face-to-face sessions would be best.

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