Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
The WHO definition include three specific dimensions of health
The physical health
The mental health
The social health
Recently a fourth dimension has been included that is spiritual health.
World Health organization (WHO)
1. The Physical Health It is a state in which every cell and every organ is functioning at optimum capacity and perfect harmony with the rest of the body. 2. The Mental Health Mental health is not mere absence of mental illness it is defined as. A state of balance between the individual and the surrounding world, a state of harmony between oneself and others. 3. The Social Health Defined as the quantity and quality of an individual’s interpersonal ties and extent of involvement with the community. 4. The Spiritual Health Refer to that part of individual, which reach out and strive for meaning and purpose of life. World Health organization (WHO)
Definition of “Children with Special Health Care Needs”
“ Children with special health care needs are those who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally.” (McPherson, Arango, Fox, et al., 1998)
Needs of the Child Social Playing with others Group play Team games Imaginative Role Play Creating Pretending Skilful Dexterity Manipulation Construction Exploratory Motivation Interest Intellectual Classifying Language Development Physical Agility Co-ordination Needs of the Child
1/10 - as many as 600 million people worldwide - live with a physical, sensory (deafness, blindness), intellectual, or mental health impairment significant enough to make a difference in their daily lives
Other vital functions that also involve motor skills and muscles — such as breathing, bladder and bowel control, eating, and learning — are also affected when a child has CP. Cerebral palsy does not get worse over time.
Avoid using negative attitude as tool for redirecting behavior. Never use words which make the child feels less respect such as blaming, shaming or making him feel guilty, e.g. “only babies cry, be good.”
Do not promise a child anything you are not absolutely sure will happen. If you make a promise, be sure you are able to do it.