ACCR currently provides specially crafted interventions that make it possible for each child to reach their full potential.
ACCR currently provides special crafted interventions that make it possible for
each child to reach their full potential through the following programs:
Evaluation and Diagnosis Program
The importance of this program as the entrance to the discovery and diagnosis of morbidity and identification of the associated effects and accordingly to organize appropriate interventions to confront and reduce the impact on the life of the child. The multidisciplinary assessment team are to conduct specialized individual assessment and propose prior interventions. The child is often subjected to basic diagnostic and assessment tests aimed at determining the state of health, psychological, IQ, and cognitive level through standard tests. Based on findings the multidisciplinary assessment team prioritize key interventions in the framework of an individual plan for discussion with the parents before you start implementation.
Early Intervention Program
The program is focused on helping children and parents to cope with the problems of morbidity and to reduce the aggravation of disability and its impact on the life of the individual through prevention and support measures, and training the family and caregivers about the most effective means to address the problems associated with disability.
Special Education and Academic Education Program
Special education is the set of appropriate measures aimed at developing cognitive, perceptive and behavioral skills appropriate to the conditions of the disability. Special education services are provided at the center to different disability categories, based on diagnostic and evaluation results carried out by a team of skilled and qualified specialists.
Section of mental disabilities
The section receives students of slight and moderate mental disabilities, as well as Down Syndrome, based on the results of the IQ tests and the social adjustment measures applied in the center. The students can benefit from the programs through the following measure:
assessment and diagnosis procedures on cognitive abilities and behavioral skills
comprehensive and appropriate individual plans in coordination with the family
Develop cognitive and cognitive skills through appropriate procedures
Develop the skills of independence in the implementation of personal activities and self-care
Promote acceptable social behavior and enhance interaction with others
Provide care and follow-up and promote self-concept
Entertainment, recreation, sports, arts and music
Development of religious awareness and training in the practice of religious rites
Develop language communication and correction of speech defects
Modifying behavior and guidance in collaboration with the team
Section of Cerebral Palsy
The procedures and interventions provided by the center for students with cerebral palsy conditions includes the following:
Prepare and organize individual case plans based on the severity of conditions
Develop skills of independence and self-reliance in handling the basic personal needs
Develop communication skills or alternative communication methods with others
Development of cognitive and academic skills
Develop social interaction with colleagues and the environment
Modifying associated behavioral problems
Provide the necessary aids to carry out basic functions inside and outside the Center
Develop a sense of self-confidence and develop self-concept
Providing facilities and activities that promote integration into public life
Provide appropriate physiotherapy and functional facilities
The Center provides special education and rehabilitation services for autistic students by using a number of internationally recognized programs such as ABA, Pix, Illustrated, Abeles and other techniques, the following activities are applied:
Diagnosis of cases and assessment of their capabilities
Prepare the appropriate individual plan in coordination with parents
Promote positive behavioral patterns
Establish a strong interactive relationship with the situation to enhance trust and openness
Training in the skills of independence and self-reliance
Progressive control of stereotypes and hyperactivity by alternative means
Develop academic and cognitive skills by means of interesting explanations and aids
Encourage interaction with peers, the environment and the family
Section of Counseling and Awareness
In addition to the role of the center in providing medical rehabilitation support for students, it provides outreach services to the people and society about the importance of screening impairments and treating problems of motor or functional disability and how to adopt preventive measures, the center deals with this role through direct communication or by issuing educational brochures or organizing seminars on on various topics.
Behavior Modification Section
The Center pays special attention to confronting the behavioral problems of students with specialized strategies according to the nature and intensity of disability in order to raise the level of educational achievement and increase social interaction and adaptation to the environment.
Section of Studies and Development
The Center focuses on the development of special education procedures and appropriate rehabilitation of local culture based on the global academic and applied references. This is achieved through the design of educational programs and curricula and the development of means and activities that are most effective in achieving the objectives contained in the individual plans and subjecting them to periodic review and enhancing them with new developments and methods. Through qualified technical staff at the Center, in cooperation with experts, specialists, local academic institutions and specialized international training institutions.
Medical Care Program
The Medical team of the center consists of general physicians and nursing staff to provide medical supervision and health care around the clock (24 hours) for day school and boarding student , The health program includes:
Providing medical services for students and individuals who visit the clinic daily
Periodic comprehensive medical examination of resident students
Immunization of children according to age groups and vaccination schedule approved by the Abu Dhabi Health Authority.
Providing specialized medical services
Cooperating with the various rehabilitation departments to provide an integrated service to students living in the center
Organizing health education courses periodically for the different groups working in the center, in order to serve the rehabilitation plan in a safe and healthy manner
The Clinical Nutrition Department plays a very important role in the
management of nutritional concerns among people with disabilities based
on results of the medical examination and specifically the nutritional
problems of each student/resident.
The Dietitian /Nutritionist provides an individual nutritional plan based on the nutrition screening by the device of In-Body S10 “body composition analysis” which provides accurate results about the body components “water – body fat mass – body muscle mass – BMI – BMR …” as well as the diagnose and any other food intolerance with consideration of the favorite of like / dislike food of each individual.
Also, supervises the improvements and developments of the individual’s situation and do a regular follow ups on a monthly basis as well as consideration of the importance of implementation for a short & long term plan to all critical cases as required or needed.
The Clinical Nutrition Department is responsible for the nutrition training, nutrition /food counseling, health and self-hygiene guidelines for each of the kitchen staff as well as the Student’s care givers which are also provided with special nutritional awareness and hygiene awareness along with the nutritional education guidelines for all center’s employee such as teachers, supervisors, caregivers, managements, and parents as well for their son’s with the specific nutritional plan.
Paramedical Rehabilitation Program
Within the framework of the overall planning of the potential investment of the
individual, the Center provides support rehabilitation services through a team of
specialists in the program's target areas.
The medical rehabilitation is one of the main inputs in the organization of rehabilitation programs for people with disabilities. The program aims at addressing the physical, functional and linguistic deficiencies related to disability through interventions aimed at reducing the deficiency of the handicap and investing in the remaining capacities and developing them in a way that helps build a life as independent as possible. Our center is the pioneer in this field through the use of modern high-tech equipment in the implementation of the procedures that are implemented by a team of qualified specialists in various fields of the assistive medical rehabilitation including:
Physical Therapy Section
Physical, functional and linguistic disabilities associated with disability through
interventions aimed at reducing the deterioration of the shortcomings and working on
the investment of the remaining capabilities and development in order to build an
independent life as much as possible, and occupy our position of leadership in this
area through the use of modern high-tech devices in the implementation of procedures
that It is implemented by qualified specialists in various fields of medical
rehabilitation, The physical therapy section provides services for physical injury
cases among the students of the center where the treatment program is organized based
on the results of diagnosis and identification of the need for interventions of
physiotherapy. The team organizes the necessary treatment plan and applies it within
the time frame and evaluating the results to achieve autonomy and self-reliance as much
Cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome and others.The following interventions are provided by the section:
Hydrotherapy is one newly developed and introduced in the center and being built on high standards concerning pools , equipment and facilities. The center offers water treatment program for students in the center and also for out patients. Two swimming pools are available and managed by a highly qualified professionals.
Occupational Therapy Section
The section provides services to the physical and mental disorders of the center's students. The department aims to develop the skills necessary for the individual to perform and implement roles and practices that contribute to the building of independence and self-reliance as much as possible. The implementation of interventions procedures are provided by qualified professionals. The planned interventions are to be discussed in advance with students and parents along with the professional evaluation of the therapist in using creative activities to achieve the goals set.
Speech and Language Therapy Section
The Section provides services for the categories of autism, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and hearing impairment. The procedures include addressing the language and pronunciation problems for the students of the center and developing their speaking abilities.
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
The program prepares children to perform tasks similar to actual job situations.
It also provides basic information about various vocations and trades and prepares
them for future formal vocational rehabilitation at our different workshops.
This program provides guidance and support required to behave appropriately and
to communicate effectively with other members of their community.
Human Development Program
To develop the professional abilities of the staff in partnership with regional
and international agencies, a specialized training center will be established in
the future to offer formal, specialized rehabilitation training across the region.