Most patients who suffer a head injury will recover fully, with or without the assistance of a rehabilitation programme.
Spasticity may be relieved by both non-surgical and surgical treatment.
The basic handicap of deafness, viz. the lack of natural communication skills., can be overcome by early detection of the defect and pre-school habilitation.
Developments for the language- and hearing-impaired include intensive diagnostic and prognostic evaluation by a professional team.
Advances in the prevention of blindness and in the treatment of conditions leading to poor vision owe much to the development of advanced instrumentation for diagnosis as well as treatment.
Frankness in explaining the visual handicap helps the individual and his parents in accepting and coping with the impairment.
Rheumatoid arthritis. being a progressive destructive disease, is best treated by using a team approach.
Two main reasons gave rise to the establishment of the Child Referral Centre (GRG) in Pretoria.
A classification of sport and recreation and an explanation of the term 'severely disabled' are given, as well as the physical, psychological, social and work attributes of sport and the problems experienced by the disabled in these areas.