Paternal Education


“PARENTAL SCHOOL SEMINARS” have been commenced by Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of Istanbul Faculty of Medicine within the library of our department.

Participation to the monthly seminars is free of charge and contemporary with the seminar, our occupational therapist will perform recreational therapy to the children above 3 years of age in the İnpatient unit Gymnasium located at the same floor with the library. Children who have gained independence from the parents can participate to this application.

In the first “Parental School Seminar” conducted in 16.03.2010, the parents were asked questions about the condition of their children and the challenges they have encountered. Then, a briefing was given by the representative of the unit, Prof. Dr. Resa Aydın, about Motor Retardation and Cerebral Palsy. A presentation was performed about “Hippotherapy, Adeli Suite – Space Therapy and Virtual Reality Therapy”, the subject of the first seminar. At the end of the conference, a discussion was made, questions were replied and feedback of the parents was obtained about the seminar.

In accordance with the feedback obtained from the first conference, it was decided to discuss the subject of “psychological support to parents” in the next conference.