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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

Print version ISSN 0004-282X

Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.49 no.3 São Paulo Sept. 1991

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1991000300013 

CONTENTS CONTEÚDO

 

Função vísuo-espacial em paralisia cerebral e proposta de novo teste com a ajuda de computador

 

Visuo-spatial function in cerebral palsy and proposition of a new test with computer aid.

 

 

Marilisa M. GuerreiroI; M. Valeriana L. de Moura-RibeiroII

IProfessor Assistente - Disciplina de Neurologia Infantil, Departamento de Neurologia, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
IIProfessor Associado - Disciplina de Neurologia Infantil, Departamento de Neurologia, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)

 

 


RESUMO

Os autores apresentam o estudo da função vísuo-espacial em uma criança com paralisia cerebral (PC). Apoiados nas teorias de Luria e Piaget, justificam a existência de tal distúrbio em PC. A criança-propósito deste estudo apresentou elementos teórico-práticos que embasaram esta idéia. Face às limitações dos testes disponíveis, propomos novo teste aplicável tanto em papel quanto em computador. Trata-se de quatro linhas dispostas equidistantemente em diferentes inclinações. A simplicidade do teste permitiu seu uso em computador, o que ampliou e aprofundou a investigação, acrescentando novos elementos ao estudo.


SUMMARY

The first idea of this study is trat there may be a disturbance of the visuo-spatial function in cerebral palsy. This idea is based upon the theories of Luria and Piaget. The second idea of this study is that the computer can help the investigation of visuo-spatial function. With the intention of evaluating the spatial function in cerebral palsy, the literature related to these themes was revised. We justify the proposal of a new test to study visuo-spatial function. This test uses straight lines in four different orientations and the subject has to recognize and arrange them individually or sets of them. This was done through the use of pencil and papel, and computer. The results confirm that there is a spatial disturbance and that a better understanding of the subject's difficulties was made possible through the use of the computer and the Logo computer language.


 

 

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