KUCHING: Wishesland president Chi Poh Yung has encouraged families with members or children with special needs to be consistent in carrying out necessary physiotherapy during the movement control order (MCO) period.
He said that family members could apply what they had learnt from physiotherapists.
“Without consistent intervention, their children’s conditions may worsen and be more difficult to address when the MCO is over,” he said.
In fact, he said during the MCO period, families had more time to carry out treatment for their children.
“More family members can help as well. This will give special needs children a sense of warmth and care from their families,” he told New Sarawak Tribune.
He then urged physiotherapists to call their patients during the MCO period to check on them and provide encouragement with regard to their physiotherapy programmes.
“Motivate them to persist and do more sessions in a day,” Chi advised.
He also called on parents to keep in touch with their physiotherapists to seek advice so that the condition of their special-needs children can be maintained or even improved during the MCO period.
He noted that although families with special-needs children received monthly allowances from the Department of Social Welfare, the MCO period would still prove challenging for them as their children had certain requirements.