Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation

 


Rehabilitation Services:
BASR’s rehabilitation services are rendered by a qualified multi-disciplinary team who assesses the patients referred, plans and implements their rehabilitation program and monitors their progress involving them and their families in the rehabilitation process and in decision making.

The rehabilitation departments receive in and out-patients with head injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, Cerebral Vascular Accidents, Cerebral Palsy, Neuropathy, fractures, Musculo-Skeletal and rheumatic disorders as well as joint replacement, in addition to those with different types of disability (physical, mental and sensory). These departments encompass the following.

The Medical Rehabilitation Department

The Nursing Department
The Physiotherapy Department
The Occupational Therapy Department
The Audiology Department
The Speech and Language Therapy Department
The Psychology Department
The Psychiatry Clinic

The Social Services Department

The Orthotics And Prosthetics Department

The Special Education Department

The Community Day Care Centers
The Children’s Cultural Center
The Crisis Intervention Program
The Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Program
The Vocational Training Program

























The Medical Rehabilitation Department:
This department is mainly concerned with the beneficiaries’ health condition and well being, following up on the treatment of casual and chronic health problems and devising appropriate treatment plans. It is also responsible for supervising the functioning of the various rehabilitation departments to ensure quality standards, efficiency of the services rendered and their appropriateness to the patient’s condition.

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The Nursing Department:
This department renders quality nursing care to all hospitalized patients. The major concern of our nurses is to ensure patients’ physical and psychological well being, nurturing, guiding and encouraging them to reach maximum independence.

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The Physiotherapy Department:
This department aims at habilitating and rehabilitating beneficiaries to regain as much of the physical functions as possible, using different adapted physiotherapy methods and techniques.

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The Occupational Therapy Department:
This department involves helping beneficiaries adapt to their disability through training them in the essential skills of independent daily living as well as providing them with adapted seating modalities, splints and various technical devices. It also provides its beneficiaries with the needed environmental structural adaptations to promote their independence.

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The Audiology Department:
This department provides children and adults with hearing impairment and vestibular disorders with diagnostic and rehabilitation services as well as hearing aids and maintenance services.

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The Speech and Language Therapy Department:
Since communication is vital for human interaction, this department renders appropriate assessment and intervention services to beneficiaries with speech/language, hearing and swallowing disorders. It also provides beneficiaries with alternative forms of communication as well as activities for the stimulation of speech and language. This department conducts video larengoscopy/fluoroscopy for the diagnosis and management of swallowing disorders in cooperation with the radiologist and the ENT specialist as needed.

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The Psychology Department:
This department renders psychological and neuro-psychological assessment services as well as psychosocial support and counseling to beneficiaries and their families so as to enable them to adapt to their acquired temporary or permanent disability or to crisis situations.

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The Psychiatry Clinic:
This clinic offers diagnostic, treatment and follow up services to in and out-patients suffering from psychological and psychiatric disorders as well as counseling and support services to their families.


The Social Services Department:
This department provides a vital support service for in and out-patients and their families. Regular consultations are conducted with the patients and their family members to ensure that they can reach their maximum overall functional level. Through this department, contact is maintained with community services and other organizations to meet the beneficiaries’ needs.

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The Orthotics And Prosthetics Department:
This department seeks to provide children and adults with disabilities with the necessary orthotic and prosthetic devices as well as other technical aids such as wheelchairs, walking devices, etc. in coordination with the multi-disciplinary team.
 

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The Special Education Department:
This department assesses the cognitive functioning and academic attainment of children, ages 3 months to 14 years, and refers them to appropriate special educational intervention programs, as needed. It also renders advisory and support services as well as teacher training to special needs and regular class teachers dealing with children with special needs.

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The Community Day Care Centers:
Eight community centers, founded in cooperation with local committees in the villages and refugee camps of the Bethlehem Governorate, render special educational and rehabilitation services to children with special needs, ages 3-16, except for Beit-Sahour Community Day Care Centre which serves adolescents and adults with special needs, ages 12-35, straining all efforts to prepare children with special needs for inclusion into the regular school system and into society at large through the various integrated educational, cultural, social and recreational activities they periodically carry out. They also serve preschool and primary school children in their kindergartens and primary classes, in addition to low achieving pupils from the surrounding regular schools.

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The Children’s Cultural Center:
This center serves a large number of school age children and young people in the Bethlehem Governorate, including those with special needs, ranging between five to fourteen years of age. It aims at promoting child rights and enhancing children and young people's optimal development, particularly the culturally disadvantaged, by providing opportunities for self expression and personality growth through a wide range of physical, educational, cultural, social as well as recreational and leisure activities.

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The Crisis Intervention Program:
This program is a preventive and therapeutic program that renders psychosocial support to traumatized children and families in the Bethlehem Governorate, who are victims of the ongoing conflict, through individual and group therapeutic sessions and other activities.

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The Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Program:
This programme is a people centered approach that aims at meeting the needs of persons with disabilities to enable them to become as self-sufficient and independent as possible within their own social context, promoting their rights and facilitating their successful inclusion into society, mobilizing community resources.

The CBR workers train and encourage the family and the community to take a leading role in the rehabilitation process, fostering positive attitudes towards disability and emphasizing the principles of equal opportunities and social justice.

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The Vocational Training Program:
This department aims at preparing beneficiaries with special needs for employment and economic independence. It encompasses embroidery work, gypsum plaster figure shaping, production of orthopedic shoes and computer training.

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