This film documents the rubella study group and nursery in the child development clinic at Texas Children's Hospital. The study group worked to rehabilitate 150 children with congenital rubella syndrome, a maternal viral infection that can cause hearing impairment, visual impairment, or motor handicaps. During the 1964-1965 epidemic, an estimated 20,000-30,000 children were born with congenital rubella syndrome. The study group provided interdisciplinary services including a comprehensive nursery for multi-handicapped children, developmental and psychological profiles, and physical and occupational therapy. The programs also addressed the children's needs outside of the nursery by working with social workers and creating programing to teach parents the best ways to help their children adjust, including a meeting on how to make edible playdough and help develop language. Shots include: a child receiving a physical, multiple children at physical therapy, children taking the Stanford-Binet test, an occupational therapist teaching a child self-feeding, and peer-interactions in the nursery setting.
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Merck Sharpe & Dohme; Source: Item; Research date: 20150827