The World Paediatric Project (WPP) currently has a mission in St. Vincent and the
Grenadines to assist parents with children who are experiencing various speech
delays. Since their arrival on Sunday, January 28 th , the team has seen
approximately one hundred and thirty families.
The team of experts along with local personnel is conducting clinic at the Helping
Hands centre at New Montrose. The three-day mission ends today January 30 th
American Speech and Language pathologist, Sarah Cunningham from the
Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association said they have seen quite a number of
children over the last three days.
Speaking with the API, Cunningham said they encourage parents to integrate
playing with toys in their child’s frequent activities. The priority is to ensure that
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both parent and child are comfortable and the child is engaged in the activity that
would help to prompt progress in the child’s development.
Local Psychologist and Speech and Language therapist Kimberley Cambridge said
she is delighted to work with other speech and language therapists from other
countries, as this assists in providing additional expertise and insight in handling
The mission will hold a parents’ support group session later today.
According to the World Paediatric Project, its’ program model is built upon long-
term engagement and continuity of multi-specialty care through direct patient care
and local capacity-building programs.
The Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association speech and language therapists will
depart SVG to travel to Dominica to continue their mission.