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Help for Nastasia Shimchenko-Varganova

IMG-20160803-WA0005Nastasia is a real gift to her mother as she was born in the International Women’s Day – 8th March 2014. Unfortunately, the girl was transferred to the hospital of infectious diseases and later discharged with a serious diagnosis – hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy of a moderate grade. Later, however, several other diagnoses were made: thoracic kyphosis and severe bilateral hearing loss.

Nastasia constantly undergoes various rehabilitation courses and has experienced some improvement.  Being two years old, she is able to independently sit, stand and walk under the support of an adult’s arms, but the most important development is that she responds to sounds and repeats some of the syllables and words.  Currently, it is of great importance for her to constantly engage in hearing and speech development.

At the request of Nastasia’s mother, Alla, our Foundation sponsored a course of rehabilitation at “Tosha & Co.” Audiologic Rehabilitation Centre in the town of Fryazino, Moscow Region.IMG-20160802-WA0007

The course was very intensive and involved Nastasia working with speech therapists and audiologists, as well as attending music classes.

Speech therapists worked on her development of language skills and were also focussed on the intellectual development of the girl.

IMG-20160809-WA0000Audiologists taught Nastasia to distinguish between sounds and learn various instruments by their sounds.

Music lessons were about warming up, playing ball and running around on mats with different surfaces – all under the sounds of music.

The rehabilitation course benefited Nastasia as evidenced by her development of some new sounds and her greater interest to the world around her.