Experience of a primary school teacher with the presence of a child with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in a regular classroom

Four years ago, Roman, a boy, also came to the 1st grade among little freshmen with a physical disability – spina bifida. Maybe his gait betrayed a little that his legs didn’t listen at all and it’s harder in life than the rest of us, but he immediately won us over with a kind of …

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Third transnational meeting in Trnava

In the period 21-24 August 2023, the partners held the last Multi-IN international face-to-face meeting. As most Multi-IN outputs are ready and published on the project website, the partners mainly discussed technical aspects and dissemination possibilities. However, this did not make the mutual pleasure and satisfaction of the meeting any less.

What do pupils with spina bifida and hydrocephalus want you to know about their education?

If pupils with spina bifida and hydrocephalus could have their say on how they imagine their education and the support they need, they would be very likely to be happy to say these thoughts: 1.            I come to school to learn how to communicate, function in everyday life, understand others and live with my peers.  …

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Clean Intermittent Catheterization

Up to 90% of children with myelomeningocele have problems with urinary functioning, including urine retention and stress incontinence. Most of them, however, can achieve social continence and lower the risk of urinary tract infections, through a program of clean intermittent catheterization and medications such as antispasmodics and possibly, anticholinergics. Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC) is a …

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Presentation of the Multi-IN project at an International Conference

On 15-16 May, the EURLYAID International Early Childhood Conference will take place in Prague with the theme Creating Early Childhood Intervention Together – Building Bridges. The conference is organised by the European Association for Early Intervention in cooperation with the Czech Society for Early Childhood Care. Representatives of the Early Intervention Centre Trnava will actively …

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The impact of exercise on the development and self-perception of the pupil

There are many reasons why pupils with spina bifida or hydrocephalus should be included in PE lessons, but below are at least a few: 1.         The clearly demonstrated impact of physical activities on pupils’ overall wellbeing – both physical and mental health. 2.         Learning new skills affects the pupil’s perception of their own body, its …

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Building your child’s independence from an early age

Tips for parents to support inclusive education Source: Multi-IN Manual for parents and family members on multidisciplinary care and inclusive education of pupils with spina bifida and hydrocephalus Helping children achieve optimal independence in everyday life and build functional life skills is critical to achieving independence and self-confidence in children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. …

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