NoRo Center

Pilot Reference Center for Rare Diseases

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Pilot Reference Center for Rare Diseases – NoRo is a resource center that provides therapeutic and medical services. Its main purpose is to provide integrated health and social care services for people affected by rare diseases and their families, by facilitating access to care, information, research and education.
NoRo Center offers information and training services for patients, by organizing groups of patients diagnosed with the same rare disease. Thus, each group of patients consists of a maximum of 14 people who participate in training sessions, lasting 5 days, during which time they are offered therapy, education and rehabilitation. NoRo Center provides training in independent living skills for young people with disabilities. It also offers individual and group therapy services for 60 children, in the Day Center for the recovery of children affected by rare diseases and autism spectrum. In addition, the center also has a Help Line service for patients, families or professionals looking for information and support.


NoRo Center services

A world where people with rare diseases have real chances to diagnosis and treatment, giving them opportunities to integrate into the community.
Increasing the quality of life of people affected by Prader Willi Syndrome and other rare genetic diseases.

Licensed social services:

● Day center for the recovery of children affected by rare diseases and autism spectrum;
● NoRo recovery and rehabilitation center;
● Training center for independent living called "Flight test". 

Medical services offered through the specialized outpatient clinic NoRo:

● Pediatric psychiatry office;
● Medical genetics / pediatrics office. 

Information and counseling service:

● NoRo Helpline


Art therapy

Art therapy is part of the series of therapeutic activities carried out at the Noro Center. People of all ages who came to the center for therapy and counseling activities participated in group activities with art-therapeutic activities. They explored various techniques of painting, drawing, modeling. Group artistic activities are different from the individual study of art. Artistic-therapeutic activities encourage interaction between members and offer a unique way to experience the creative and therapeutic value of art activities. Art therapy is based on the idea that the creative process of art activities facilitates the recovery of the person being a form of nonverbal communication of thoughts and feelings.



Psychological counseling

Psychological counseling is a specific intervention performed for the purpose of optimization, self-knowledge and personal development or for the purpose of prevention and remission of emotional, cognitive and behavioral problems. It is aimed at people in a situation of stalemate regarding the resolution of crisis situations, social, professional or family problems, parents who have problems interacting with their children, children and adolescents who have difficulty adapting to school, or are facing different negative states or want to improve their relationship and communication skills with others. The beneficiaries of psychological counseling can be: parents, adults, teenagers, children.

THERAPIST: Feșteu Cosmina


Social counseling

The purpose of our counseling activity is to identify the needs of our beneficiaries (individually, family, group membership and community) and depending on existing resources, we can support each case in finding solutions that increase their quality of life.
This activity can be carried out from the first contact with people who are suspected of a rare disease or disorder of the autism spectrum, but also with people who already have a diagnosis of a rare disease or other disease that causes disability.
Social counseling is addressed both to people interested in accessing our licensed services and to other people in Romania to whom we try to answer questions about rare diseases, possibilities for diagnosis and therapeutic approaches, associations of patients with rare diseases, support groups, communities of those affected by existing rare diseases, medical and social services to which they can be addressed.

THERAPIST: Acaraliței Maria, Mocuțiu Ramona


Physical therapy

It is a movement therapy that consists of performing exercises in a set of techniques and methods depending on the condition that each person has. The objectives are: relaxation of the body, correction of posture and body alignment, increased joint mobility, increased muscle strength, increased muscular endurance, increased coordination, control and balance, corrected respiratory deficit, exercise training and re-education of sensitivity, as needed.
Based on the documents, results and tests performed, a personalized intervention plan is drawn up following the following steps: initial kinetic evaluation (different tests that are applied to find the degree of mobility, muscle strength, muscle tone, degree of independence, balance and coordination, degree of cognitive development, degree of motor skills) kinetic program that the beneficiary will follow to obtain favorable results, then a reassessment is performed to find out the efficiency and effectiveness of the intervention plan.

THERAPIST: Demjén Zelinke, Lóga Kinga


Speech therapy

Speech therapy is the psycho-pedagogical discipline that deals with the education and especially with the re-education (corrective therapy) of language. Speech therapy studies the nature and forms of manifestation of defects, speech and language disorders, proposing appropriate methods and procedures for correction. The speech therapist identifies and corrects speech, writing, reading, counting language disorders and considers all those who need it, regardless of age. In both healthy children and those with various disabilities, language disorders caused by various causes prevent the understanding, reception and transmission of the verbal message and make difficult the school and social integration of the child.
Speech therapy is done mostly through play so that the child wants to be actively involved in tasks and to collaborate as well as possible with the therapist. All materials used are adapted to age and needs.
It is very important that parents work with the therapist and continue speech therapy exercises at home for an effective recovery. In the day center, the children's parents are also involved in speech therapy recovery through discussions at the end of therapies and by performing tasks, exercises offered for home.

THERAPIST: Hanga Diana, Fechete Mădălina


Music therapy

It falls within the vast area of ​​art psychotherapy. The therapeutic value of music results from the multiple influences it has on the human psyche due to the complexity of the musical phenomenon. Being the most complex art and at the same time being accessible to all people, music has the finest and penetrating artistic language - the musical sound - as a fundamental sound element with which it operates.
1. Song - has the strongest impact on the development of the child's mental processes, develops a sense of rhythm and interest in the activity.
2. Music audition - the development of attention is achieved through what children like, ie through appropriate music that arouses their interest, light songs with accessible and attractive content, for example songs about their favorite toys, about small events from everyday life, close to the child, in which he recognizes himself, songs about some animals known and loved by children.
3. Musical games - these games are based on the rhythm of some lyrics by clapping, by combining rhythmic hand-foot movements, or based on some tasks or commands given by the therapist.
4. Games with text and song - ensures to a greater extent the coordination of movements with the character of the melodic line.
5. Therapeutic stories and tales.

THERAPIST: Ionuțaș Veronica


Behavioral therapy

Behavioral therapy involves the use of techniques recognized worldwide as effective treatments for children with autism spectrum disorders and more. Thus, in behavioral therapy we use the principles of three behavioral intervention techniques, namely ABA (applied behavioral analysis), PECS (image-based communication system) and TEACCH (structuring and organizing the environment).
In therapy, we focus on stopping maladaptive behaviors, stimulating the child's independence, following the rules, accepting the prompt (help) offered by the therapist, stimulating attention, increasing interest in activities, verbal, nonverbal imitation, improving motor skills, matching, associations, drawing, play, instructions, names, language stimulation, vocabulary enrichment, communication through gestures, distinguishing emotional states, learning through observation, improving socialization and self-service skills.

THERAPIST: Darkó Emese, Fechete Mădălina, Feșteu Cosmina


Medical cabinet

The NoRo outpatient clinic operates within the NoRo Center with the following specialties: Pediatric Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Medical Genetics.
The specialized outpatient clinic is in a contractual relationship with the Sălaj Health Insurance House, and the consultations are performed by Dr. Ioana Andreica (Pediatric Psychiatry) and Dr. Diana Miclea (Pediatrics and Medical Genetics). Physicians are part of an interdisciplinary team to ensure continuity and a holistic approach to care. Both the beneficiaries of the social services of the NoRo Center and people outside them, who are scheduled in advance, have access to the outpatient clinic.


0260.610.033 sau 0735.858.667
Zalău, Str. 22 Decembrie 1989, Nr. 9