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NRS unveils Specials Needs Solutions brochure

Nottingham Rehab Supplies : 30 September, 2010  (Company News)
Nottingham Rehab Supplies (NRS) releases a dedicated publication for therapists, parents, teachers and carers of disabled children and additionally incorporates equipment and helpful information for young adults with special needs.
NRS Brand Director, Sandra King explained the background to the inspiration: 'Whilst exhibiting at Naidex in April 2010, I was approached by the mother of a child with special needs. She told me she had run up a considerable amount of debt because she didn't know the right contacts and processes for getting the equipment her child really required. It was a distressing situation, one that could have been easily prevented if she had advice and information on both the full range of equipment available, where to go to get the equipment and alternative sources of funding. Sadly, her story is not unique amongst families who have a disabled child - it was clear that there was a gap in communication being made to parents of disabled children, and I decided NRS could help'.

Five months later and the NRS Specials Needs Solutions brochure has been unveiled at the Naidex South exhibition in London.

This is not just a paediatric product catalogue explained King : 'We are delighted with the way this initiative developed and believe it will be an invaluable addition to the marketplace and to the resources of families, schools and other people who have contact with children and young people who have special needs.'

'One of our aims was to inform people, not just on the equipment available but also on it's potential use. We wanted to provide helpful information that was previously missing to assist with the choice of equipment. Our in-house Occupational Therapist has written a helpful advice section including what to consider when purchasing equipment, the use of equipment in a major adaptation, possible sources of funding and a useful guide to choosing a hoist. NRS also has a well established Occupational Therapy Product Advisory Service to provide further advice and guidance on the suitability of equipment. It is hoped that this package will assist parents, carers and establishments in meeting the requirements of special needs children and young adults.'

The160 page publication contains a range of equipment for disabled children and young adults and features more than 1,200 products including 200 new products.

Equipment areas covered within the Special Needs Solutions publication include toileting, bathing, infection prevention, personal care, seating, positioning, moving and handling, mobility and access, daily living aids, exercise and assessment, games and activities, reading and writing as well as health and well-being.

King said: 'It has been put together as a one-stop solution to ensure people can find the equipment and professional advice they need in order to make the correct purchase of equipment for the child or young person. We wanted to avoid hearing the sort of story heard back in April from the parent at Naidex and believe that 'Special Needs Solutions' will help achieve this aim.'

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