Liga Reumatoloxica Gallega’s initiative for children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
By taking into account the growing prevalence of RMDs in children the Liga Reumatoloxica Gallega (LRG) in cooperation with the psychologist of the League organized on the 17th February at the Social Centre of “A Silva” in A Coruña a workshop under the title “Little Superheroes”. This workshop aimed to give the opportunity to children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis to express themselves by providing them a safe environment as well as to identify possible problems and obstacles that they face in their daily life and give solutions on these. For this reason the psychologist designed a story about a boy and a girl with AIJ who express what he/she feels in the daily life.
Also, in parallel to the workshop an Occupational Therapist of the League was having meetings with the parents by giving them the opportunity to address any possible question about their children’s condition and provide them with the most appropriate tools and techniques on how to handle it.
Moreover, in this context, the Liga Reumatoloxica Gallega (LRG) organised two information meeting for the parents of children living with AIJ on the 11th February at a conference centre and on the 23rd February at the Hospital of Lugo in A Coruña. The main aim of these two meetings was the LRG, with the help of four doctors of different specialities (Rheumatologist, Ophthalmologist, Deontologist and Pediatrician), to inform the parents about the symptoms of certain diseases that may appear in children with AIJ and the ways these could be treated as well as to answer to the main questions that they may have concerning the condition of their children.