1 Rehabilitation Centre for Children and Adolescents Affoltern am Albis Special Care for Children.
2 The Rehabilitation Centre in Affoltern am Albis is part of the Children s Hospital of Zurich Eleonoren Foundation. Here, children and young people suffering from the consequences of congenital or acquired illnesses and injuries are treated and cared for. The aim of a stay at the Rehabilitation Centre is to help children and adolescents to achieve the highest possible degree of independence, thereby improving quality of life for the whole family. The children and adolescents live in family-like groups adapted to their individual capabilities and requirements. They attend classes in small groups at the hospital s in-house school and receive treatment based on an individual plan. The paediatric rehabilitation process takes place in collaboration with experts from the fields of medicine, health care, logo-, physio- and occupational therapy, neuropsychology, special education and pedagogy. The rehabilitation team works closely with parents in biopsychosozial model treatment and care. The Swiss Centre for the Rehabilitation of Children and Adolescents
3 Welcome to the Rehabilitation Centre in Affoltern am Albis! We would like to invite you on an informative tour of our institution!
5 The Rehabilitation Centre also runs a medical outpatient clinic and a consultation and treatment centre. The centre can draw on services and experts from the Children s Hospital of Zurich as required. Our rehabilitation programmes are continuously being further developed through research projects carried out by the REHAB Research Group focusing on robot and computer-assisted movement therapy in a virtual environment. The REHAB Research Group supports the services division with innovative research projects.
6 Health care Medicine The doctors manage the patients stay at the Rehabilitation Centre. They clarify medical issues, carry out treatments, and prescribe individual treatment measures. If required, they work with experts at the Children s Hospital of Zurich who also make regular visits to the centre. This collaboration guarantees an interdisciplinary and comprehensive care and treatment process. Nurses trained in paediatric health care and rehabilitation are responsible for looking after the young patients as well as being an initial point of contact for children, parents, and siblings around the clock. They offer assistance with practical issues, support the rehabilitation team with their diagnostic and treatment work, and actively involve relatives in the rehabilitation process.
7 Physiotherapy and sports therapy Occupational Therapy As part of the physiotherapy and sports therapy, children and adolescents receive comprehensive treatment from experts on an individual basis. These experts take account of the child s level of development and the specified treatment goals. In addition to using standard concepts such as Bobath (NDT) and Vojta, other special treatment methods are also employed. These include robot-assisted walking exercises in a virtual environment using Lokomat, therapeutic climbing, and medical training therapy. The children themselves usually, most enjoy the therapies which involve water and animals (hippotherapy and horse riding therapy). The aim of occupational therapy is to help children activate the best possible independence in daily living. Children practise everyday situations or receive training in the latter as part of games which help them to recover or re-learn lost capabilities. Occupational therapy covers a broad spectrum of Skills: Children practise motor skills, develop their perception abilities, and gain social competence through group therapy. Special aids are also provided as required such as hand rails or wheelchairs to support development on an individual basis.
8 Speech therapy School Talking, understanding language, and the function of the voice: the aim of speech therapy at the Rehabilitation Centre is to diagnose and treat speech disorders. The treatment programme also encompasses difficulties with swallowing and paralysis of the face or mouth area. In cases where children are unable to speak or possess insufficient speech capabilities, supported communication is employed in the form of computer or pictogram work. There is no shortage of educational support at the Rehabilitation Centre. Experts from the fields of special education and pedagogy are responsible for the schooling of all the patients, from kindergarten age to the completion of secondary school. Lessons are individually adapted to the requirements and capabilities of the children and adolescents in question.
9 Neuropsychology Medical consultation and treatment centre A neuropsychological differential diagnosis includes assessment & treatment of both deficiencies and resources. The results of neuropsychological testing form the basis for further therapeutic treatment. Solutions are also sought for the period after discharge from the rehabilitation centre such as related educational setting and/or outpatient treatment. At the medical consultation and treatment centre, children and young people receive outpatient care. The services offered include occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and medical services. Children and adolescents from the surrounding area receive outpatient care here after or instead of an inpatient stay.
10 Help them to help themselves Your donation will help secure the best possible medical care and treatment for our patients. It will also help to provide children with comprehensive psychological care to support their return to an active lifestyle. With your assistance, we can support research into helping sick children. You can support the Rehabilitation Centre by making a donation to mark an anniversary, a company party, or a birthday with the proceeds from a collection with a donation in memory of a loved one who has passed away with an inheritance At the same time, your donation will help us to bring variety into the children s lives by organising small and larger-scale events. Our playground in with a donation instead of company gifts simply because you want to support us with our mission. its magnificent setting requires constant care and maintenance and our animals have to be looked after by experts. We are happy to talk to you in person about our projects and options for putting your donation to good use. Thank you in advance for your support! Account for donations Rehabilitationszentrum Affoltern, Kinderspital Zürich
11 We are happy to provide further details about the centre. Please do not hesitate to call us!
12 Rehabilitationszentrum für Kinder und Jugendliche Kinderspital Zürich Mühlebergstrasse 104 CH-8910 Affoltern am Albis Switzerland Tel Fax Arrival from Zürich or Zug: Take the S-Bahn train 9/15 to Bahnhof Affoltern, and from here take bus no. 225 to Lilienberg By car in Affoltern am Albis towards Spital/Kinderspital (roundabout)
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