year students from the Department of Occupational Therapy at the School of
Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Jordan, under the supervision of the activities coordinator Dr.
Hassan Sarsak and the supervisor Mrs. Wafa Ramadan, participated in a
community-based activity titled "Purposeful
Therapeutic Activities for Wheelchair Users and Children with Special Needs in Celebration of the International Day for Persons with
Disabilities – Change Towards Safe Environment” on Thursday 14/12/2017 at Al
Hussein Society Jordan Center for Training & Inclusion. The activity included a variety of meaningful games, such
as memory, visual-perceptual, and sensory-motor games. The purpose of this
activity was to integrate wheelchair users and children with special needs with
the community and the occupational therapy students. It also aimed to improve
self-confidence, sense of achievement, level of satisfaction, and increase
awareness of both families and interdisciplinary team members at the center
about the vital role of occupational therapy in enhancing the capabilities and
excellence for this important population in our community. Over 60 wheelchair
users and students with physical disabilities aged from 6 to 10 years old
participated in this activity.