Rehabilitation service

Rehabilitation service

The service is divided into social and occupational rehabilitation.

The aim of social rehabilitation is to achieve living as independently as possible, acquiring education according to one’s abilities and competences necessary for work, participation in society according to one’s abilities, creating prerequisites for starting work according to one’s abilities. The aim of occupational rehabilitation is to increase a person’s ability to work and offer them a better chance of coping on the labour market. For example, you need help in improving movement skills, learning to use an auxiliary tool, solving psychological problems. It is also possible to get help from people who themselves have the same experience of disability in the family. The social rehabilitation service is organised by the Social Insurance Board and the receipt of the occupational rehabilitation service is organised by the Unemployment Insurance Fund.  

In connection with REHABILITATION, we offer the following services:

  • assessment of rehabilitation needs and rehabilitation planning
  • supervision of the execution of the rehabilitation plan
  • supplementing the rehabilitation plan and evaluating the results
  • individual, group and family counselling of a physiotherapist
  • individual, group and family counselling of a creative therapist
  • individual, group and family counselling by a social worker
  • individual, group and family counselling of a special education teacher
  • individual, group and family counselling of a psychologist
  • speech therapist’s individual, group and family counselling
  • individual, group and family counselling of an occupational therapist
  • individual, group and family counselling of an experience counsellor
  • Individual and family counselling of a nurse

When coming to the rehabilitation service for the first time, a personal rehabilitation plan is drawn up for a child aged 0-16 years (if necessary with the participation of family members).

What is a rehabilitation plan?

A rehabilitation plan is a written document drawn up with the active participation of a person himself or his legal representative.
It assesses the person’s ability to act, the need for personal assistance, guidance or supervision. It also indicates the activities necessary for the individual’s self-sufficiency and social inclusion.

By whom is a rehabilitation plan drawn up?

Reh. The plan is drawn up by a team of at least 3 people, including always a social worker. According to the needs of the person, the number of team members must be increased. When drawing up a rehabilitation plan, the following specialists are involved according to the needs of the person:
  • minor- always a special education teacher
  • a person with visual, auditory, speech impairment or mental disability- always a special education teacher, speech therapist or occupational therapist
  • person with reduced mobility- always a physiotherapist or occupational therapist
Different specialists will assess your coping, ability to act and the need for different services. A goal is jointly set, what and how to change, and an action plan is drawn up. The action plan will set out the services you need and recommendations that you can follow to improve your future livelihoods.

By what methods do different specialists in the specialty evaluate a person when making a rehabilitation plan?

Assessment of status and operational capacity and the resulting need for assistance, guidance and supervision, and other support.
  • Social worker- researches and evaluates the client’s social coping and relationships in the social network. Methods: conversation, quoestionnaire, observation
  • Psychologist- examines and evaluates the client’s developmental prospects from a psychological point of view. Methods: conversation, observation, testing
  • Special education teacher- examines and assesses the client’s special educational needs in connection with studies. Methods: conversation, observation, questionnaires, research exercises, practical work
  • Psysiotherapist- examines and evaluates the client’s physical activity ability from the point of view of the physical environment of the learning and work process. Methods: physiotherapeutic assessment methods
  • Creative therapist- researches and evaluates the client through creative behavior and/or art-based assessment methods. Based on the research, describes the client’s state of health, life situation and coping, assesses the need/suitability of creative therapy and defines the level of intervention.

When drawing up a rehabilitation plan, the need for various services is assessed holistically, that is, in addition to rehabilitation services, other services may be recommended to you, such as:

  • social services (childcare, home care service, personal assistant service, etc.). Social services are provided by the local government and should be obtained by contacting a social worker of your choice.
  • medical services (e.g. rehabilitation, nursing care, etc.) In order to receive medical services, you must contact either a family doctor or a specialist. Rehabilitation or sanatorium treatment services are not provided within the framework of the rehabilitation service
  • Services in the field of education (speech therapy assistance, assistance of a special education teacher) are provided by a kindergarten or school. Consult with your child’s educator or teacher.

More information about social rehabilitation:

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