As the region’s leading provider of specialized long-term care for children with complex medical needs, we see many children who are unable to attend school because they need 24-hour medical supervision in a hospital setting,” said Magi Livadaris, Vice President for Clinical Operations at Amana Healthcare. “To help these children maximize their potential, Amana Healthcare has invested in a dedicated Special Education program – led by an on-site expert with advanced certification in special needs education and augmentative and alternative communication – so children at our Al Ain hospital can benefit from formal education in a way many of them have never experienced before.”
Amana Healthcare’s Special Education team works closely with children’s families and with Amana’s multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, rehabilitation experts and social workers to provide a specialized learning program tailored to the needs and potential of each child. Parents and carers are also closely involved. Children receive a detailed assessment of learning needs which takes into account any physical, hearing, visual and cognitive difficulties; an individualized curriculum based on their assessment and learning goals; education and learning support from an experienced special education team; advanced assistive and augmentative communication technologies; and opportunities to participate external educational activities as able.
“Assistive technologies and educational support are extremely important in helping children with complex medical conditions live as normal a life as possible,” said Sally Sodergren, General Manager of Amana Healthcare’s Al Ain Hospital. “Providing these services is part of Amana Healthcare’s commitment to improving quality of life for each and every patient – no matter how complex or difficult their case may be.”
Established with the philosophy “to provide each patient with the right type of care in the right setting at the right time,” Amana Healthcare delivers an exceptional medical and rehabilitation service that focuses on maximizing quality of life, independence and functional recovery for all patients – from the simplest to the most medically complex.