Article of Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy
The Use of Group Activities for Children With Cerebral Palsy: an Occupational Therapy
OLIVEIRA, J.G1, SILVA, A.S.O.S1, BEZERRA, L.K.P1 IMIP1
The motor changes may interfere in the performance of activities relevant to children with cerebral palsy functionality, including walking, writing, playing, among others. In addition, may limit the participation of the same in different environments, The focus of the occupational therapy profession is, therefore, in the occupations and activities of daily life, as well as in the implementation of an intervention process that facilitates the engagement of people and groups in their dynamics, whatever their physical, cognitive or psychological characteristics. With this work aims to report the stimulation of participation of children in daily activities through group activities. This is an account of experience in daily life activities carried out in the service of occupational therapy of a physical rehabilitation Center of Recife. Were carried out activities that encompassed, among others using power as a resource the play as two-hand use components stimulating therapeutic, weight discharge in upper limbs, symmetry and more. It was noticed that there was a better engagement of children in activities with creation of group strategies in order to overcome barriers and achieve the goals for greetings successfully the tasks. The joke evolved as outstanding practice in human childhood thanks to child-child interactions that she provides. This group of kids made self-care, which does not refer to an explicit, manifested in parenting practices, but a ‘ be together ‘. In this vision, self-care would be an essential function of the joke, and these – self-care and play-in turn, functions of childhood. When the game is collective planning is required to enjoy the possibilities and decrease State of the group, so in addition to developing the ability to plan, the child also learns to relate with others and deal with the social conflicts that arise during the game. These skills will be key and used throughout life. It is concluded that the activity in group using the play as therapeutic appeal favours a better adhesion to treatment as well as stimulating skills needed to carry out their daily activities.
Keywords: Group Activities, Children, Cerebral Palsy, Occupational Therapy
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