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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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CAZEIRO, Ana Paula Martins  and  LOMONACO, José Fernando Bitencourt. Concept development by children with cerebral palsy: a study about the influence of playful activities. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.1, pp.40-50. ISSN 0102-7972.

The objective of this research was to investigate the influence of playful activities in the process of developing basic concepts by children with cerebral palsy. The subjects were seven children who have been submitted to a pre-test of basic concepts; individual sessions of playful activities, which involved some of the evaluated concepts; and a second administration of the initial test in order to assess the degree of learning of such concepts. Every child has learned at least one of the concepts involved in the sessions of playful activities. They have also learned other concepts not evaluated by basic concepts tests.

Keywords : Concept formation; Cerebral palsy; Games and toys; Occupational therapy.

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