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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
Print version ISSN 0102-7972On-line version ISSN 1678-7153
TSUJI, Eneida Miyuki; MOYSES, Maria Aparecida Affonso and BATISTA, Cecilia Guarnieri. Different looks for a child with multiple diagnoses: stability or possibility of change?. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.4, pp.720-729. ISSN 0102-7972. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722011000400012.
Professional practice directed to children with organic problems and unfavorable prognosis deserves attention since it is directly related to the psychological development of the child. It is presented the case study of a child with diagnoses of organic problems and behavioral complaints characterized as aggressive and competitive. It was analyzed the participation of the child, during three years, in a project of intervention in groups, with focus on modes of participation and peer interaction. The analysis allowed the identification of competencies and cooperative modalities of participation, which became more diversified and complex during the period of observation. With this study, it was possible to take a wider perspective of the possibilities and difficulties of the child, suggesting the need of broader analyses of the development of children with multiple developmental complaints.
Keywords : Development and Deficiency; Diagnosis and Prognosis; Group Intervention Strategies.