Estudo comparativo do cotidiano de crianças com paralisia cerebral e de crianças com desenvolvimento típico
Sousa, Lyana Carvalho e
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Daily life has been a subject of interest for specialists of several areas of knowledge, with different purposes. The increasing valorization of this theme reflected in different kinds of theoretical studies and theories because of its relevance. Considering the complexity in the (re)construction process of daily life, the occupational therapist should have a more precise monitoring about the organization of the activities and the assessment process. It is necessary to take care of the individual s place and satisfaction on this organization. People with development disorders have their daily life altered. This happens to children suffering from cerebral palsy. The objective of this study is to describe and compare the daily life aspects of 19 children with cerebral palsy and 19 children who have typical development, related by the children s routine, leisure, personal care, school and , educational and therapeutic activities. To achieve this goal, a general description of every child was made according to data obtained at interviews and the use of an Activities Clock used by the organizers (the goal was to investigate how the child s daily life is organized). According to the results obtained it is possible to verify that the children with cerebral palsy have more dependency in day life activities, lesser diversity of companion, lesser diversity of places to go and lesser leisure, when compared to children with typical development. The obtained results presented and discussed in this study could contribute in increasing the knowledge about the daily life of children with or without deficiencies, their main similarities and differences, as well as in pointing to new researches that are needed within this area.