PRESS RELEASE – CIBC FirstCaribbean has pledged to support the Cerebral Palsy Association of St. Lucia in providing Neuromovement therapy to a young child afflicted with the condition.
Cerebral Palsy is a developmental disability that affects movement, posture and coordination. It is the most common congenital condition occurring at or before birth. Cerebral Palsy is usually caused by brain damage that happens before or during a baby’s birth, or during the first three to five years of a child’s life. This brain damage can lead to other health issues including vision, hearing or speech problems and learning disabilities.
The Cerebral Palsy Association of St. Lucia provides support to children and families affected by cerebral palsy by advocating and facilitating the provision of various therapeutic techniques, providing advice and information on cerebral palsy prevention, therapy and treatment options and encouraging social interaction with parents and children with cerebral palsy. Since its inception, the association has made a significant positive impact on the lives of families and persons with cerebral palsy.
Neuromovement is a motion therapy technique that focuses on the role of the brain and is beneficial for cases of brain damage or other special needs. The therapy is a holistic approach to human functioning that helps provide information the brain needs to grow and organize itself and is particularly useful for those with cerebral palsy.
The therapy enhances not only physical movement but also the movement of thinking, emotion and feelings. This can result in an increase in self-reliance in children who go through the therapy, who will be better able to connect with their peers as well as boost their own physical, cognitive and emotional wellness.
CIBC FirstCaribbean recently made a contribution of $6,000 to the president of the Cerebral Palsy Association of St. Lucia in support of its efforts to enhance the lives of children with cerebral palsy. This support enables the Neuromovement therapy to be accessible to a child of the Sure Start Preschool.
President of the Cerebral Palsy Association, Diane Leonce commended the support of the bank stating, “We are pleased that CIBC FirstCaribbean has supported our ongoing cause of bringing Neuromovement to the children of the Sure Start Preschool. This treatment is a hands-on technique that provides an opportunity for learning and development for children with challenges.”