Tobolsk received equipment for its Nadezhda Children's Treatment and Rehabilitation Center
22 august 2022
Tobolsk’s branch of Nadezhda, a children's treatment and rehabilitation center, successfully completed its charity project Being Like Everyone Else as part of SIBUR's Formula for Good Deeds
social investment program.
Every year, Nadezhda admits up to 2,000 patients from Tobolsk and the entire Tobolsk region, of whom nearly 90% are treated by psychologists. The project helped create an enabling environment for these sessions.
As part of the project, the offices of teaching psychologists were fitted with the latest equipment, in addition to the introduction of innovative interactive technologies that enable practitioners to provide the fullest possible range of correctional and developmental services.
Since the 1980s, when the country first started recording disability cases, the number of handicapped children has grown tenfold. Psychologists help correct impairments and stabilize any existing pathologies.
In Tobolsk alone, 112 more children were found to be disabled in 2021. In 2020, this number was at 74 children, as opposed to 70 in 2019, and 60 in 2018. Among the causes of disability, nervous system diseases and mental illnesses are the most prevalent, as expected. Our job is to correct these conditions. The new equipment makes it possible to provide early-stage and adequate care, and to more effectively compensate for developmental disabilities and thereby mitigate, and possibly prevent, second-hand impairments, Larisa Zernova, head of Nadezhda, a Children's Psychoneurological Treatment and Rehabilitation Center, noted.
New state-of-the-art equipment enhances the quality of the rehabilitation process and boosts a child's interest in learning. With the use of interactive simulators and spatial environments during a rehabilitation session, children can express themselves more freely which, in turn, positively affects their emotional well-being and helps unlock a child's innermost potential. All of this together leads to the best possible outcomes, Tatiana Kasimova, an education psychologist with the Tobolsk branch of the Nadezhda Children's Treatment and Rehabilitation Center, emphasized.