Centre for Education and Rehabilitation

 of Physically Handicapped

Children and Adolescents

 
Novi trg 43a
1241 Kamnik
Slovenia
 
Telephone: +386 1 83 17 444
Fax: +386 1 83 17 666
 
 
Director: Goran Pavlič 

WHO ARE WE ?

We are a specialised centre for education and rehabilitation of children and adolescents with motor impairments or chronic illnesses.

WHAT IS HABILITATION?

Habilitation in CIRIUS means primarily education; however it also comprises medical therapy and rehabilitation and the development of other areas, which are important for life.

Our goals are to achieve a suitable educational level, positively influence the medical condition and achieve the highest possible level of independence and effectiveness in physical, intellectual and social functioning within the individual’s capabilities. The measurement of our success is to be found in the quality of life attained.

WHEN IS ADMISSION TO ZUIM INDICATED?

The “Committee for guidance” decides which educational programme is most suitable for each individual. The professionals, who comprise this committee, assess where a child with a motor impairment or illness has such special educational and other needs that they cannot be adequately met in regular schools. In such cases, it is necessary to weigh up the advantages which admission to CIRIUS can offer:
In our centre:

  • educational programmes are modified (subjects, organization and timetabling of lessens, length of programmes, teaching methods, methods of testing, the certificate is of equal validity to that from other schools
  • professionals have specialized knowledge       
  • educational, health and other activities are coordinated in the one location
  • the number of children in a class is considerably less than in regular schools
  • assistants offer physical help.
  • classrooms and other areas are modified, with special equipment and aids and modern information technology being used.
  • many extracurricular activities are organized for quality enjoyment of free time outside of the centre.
  • daily and weekly transport is organized to enable close contact of the child with his home environment.

WHO IS INVOLVED AND HOW DOES HABILITATION WORK?

The interdisciplinary team the so – called “operative team” comprises: tutor, teacher, doctor, nursing sister, nursing assistant, assistant, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, psychologist and social worker. The members of the team, together with the child or adolescent and his parents, set desired goals and decide on the ways to work together to achieve these.

An individualized programme is prepared for every child, taking into account his specific needs. This programme is continually monitored and, if necessary, modified. 

WHAT ELSE DO WE OFFER?

We are aware that today more and more children with motor impairments attend regular schools in their local area. With our knowledge and invaluable experience we can help to ensure that these children will really receive an education that is modified according to their needs. Through our community team we offer children additional special education assistance and other therapy treatments, assist the school in the preparation and implementation of individualized programmes and offer assistance to parents. We organize and provide education for all, who are involved in the education process of children with motor impairments.

OUR ACTIVITIES 

SCHOOL

Primary school

Modified programmes

Regular school programme

Lower educational standard

Special educational programme

Secondary school

Modified programmes

Economic business - administrator (middle level vocational technical programme)

Business administrator (middle level vocational technical programme)

Administrator (middle level vocational programme)

Electrician (middle level vocational programme)

Connector of electronic units (lower level vocational programme)

Special programme

Rehabilitation practical programme

Other

Adult education

Grammer shool in Kamnik

BOARDING DEPARTMENT

Tuition

Free time activities

Learning

Living

HEALTH

Pediatric clinic

Orthopaedic and other specialist medical services

Clinical psychologist

Nursing care

Physiotherapy

Occupational therapy

Speech therapy

GUIDANCE

Psychologist

Social worker

COMMUNITY TEAM

Special education assistance

Medical and other professional treatment

Guidance to school, parents,...

Profesional education

Supplementary programmes

TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT

Transport

Technical support