It’s our aim to provide helpful resources for health and education workers, trainers or carers. Below is a list of the resources available from MAITS’ in-house projects or from fellow disability and development organisations. We are very interested to get feedback from you on the usefulness of the MAITS resources. Please can you also let us know of any modifications or translations that you make so that these can be shared with other people.
Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you would like to discuss any of our resources or would like support in using them.
Resources developed by MAITS and Partners
This is a manual for community workers to take into the home when providing support to children with developmental disabilities and their families. It was initiated at the request of our Indian partners, Sangath. There is a Nepali version available from Mr Bimal Shrethra at SGCP Nepal: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Working with Children with Eating and Drinking Difficulties: A training programme for healthcare specialists in low-resource settings
This is a 3-5 day training programme for therapists and healthcare speciliasts with knowledge of neurodevelopmental disabilities wishing to support children with eating and drinking difficulties. It comprises theory and practical activities delivered through a series of powerpoint presentations supported by trainer notes and references. We do not have permission for this to be open source, however, if you would like free access to the materials, please make a request directly to email@example.com
In addition to requesting the files in digital form, this is now also available in hard copy, with a CD enclosed containing the powerpoint slides and other materials needed to deliver the training package.
This is a collection of PowerPoint slides, video clips, clinical documentation and written guidelines (with pictures) for teachers, nurses, doctors and generic workers. They have been adapted for South Asia and Africa.
Other Resources and Documents
This is a list of direct links to resources that have been made available online from our fellow disability and development organisations.
- An archive of the Central Coast Children Foundation’s informative newsletters: http://www.centralcoastchildrensfoundation.org/home/augmentative-communication-world-network/acwn-newsletters/
- An archive of Augmentative Communication Inc’s informative newsletters:
- BasicNeeds: Innovations in Mental Health and Development:
- David Werner’s ‘Disabled Village People’ a guide for community workers, rehabilitation workers and families:
- Hesperian Health Guides:
- SOURCE, an international online resource centre on disability and inclusion: http://www.asksource.info/#sthash.WFCp5Kd1.dpu
- The African Book, Occupational Therapy: An African Perspective:
- Teaching-Aids at Low-Cost (TALC):
- The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s manual ‘Getting to know cerebral palsy:
- CBM policy brief on inclusion of people with disabilities in the Millennium Development Goals post 2015:
- Disability and Poverty in the Global South: Renegotiating Development in Guatemala:
- Improving Health at Home and Abroad – Report on how overseas volunteering from the NHS benefits the UK and the world:
- Raising Nathan – the heartfelt story of the struggle faced by Jamaican parents on discovering that their son would be born with a major disability:
- The Framework for NHS Involvement in International Development:
- The Global Health CPD Toolkit:
- THET equipment donations toolkit:
- UNICEF’s What Works for Children in South Asia; Community Health Workers:
- VSO positioning paper on CPD for health workers
- Working Abroad Guidance for Allied Health Professionals: To request this resource kindly go to ADAPT (http://adapt.csp.org.uk/), CTI (http://comtherapint.wordpress.com/) or OT Frontiers (http://www.otfrontiers.co.uk/) depending on your profession.
- Enhancing the Cultural Relevance of Occupational Therapy’s Theoretical Base (Whalley Hammell Culture)