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Revista Brasileira de Educação Especial

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SILVA, Camila Miranda Almeida da et al. Parents' and Occupational Therapists' Perceptions About the Playing of Children With Cerebral Palsy. Rev. bras. educ. espec. [online]. 2016, vol.22, n.2, pp.221-232. ISSN 1980-5470.

Children with cerebral palsy (CP) present motor disability and may have fewer sensorimotor experiences, which may interfere in their main activity: playing. The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of parents and occupational therapists on the ludic behavior of children with CP. The study was carried out with 25 children with CP using Initial Interview with Parents and Assessment of Ludic Behavior aimed at occupational therapists. Results indicated an agreement rate ranging from 8% to 93%; regarding the child's General Interest to Other People; from 88% to 100% for Child's General Interest for the Sensorial Environment; from 84% to 96% in the category Ludic Interests and Skills; and from 68% to 100% in the category Characteristics of the Ludic Attitude. The instruments used were capable of identifying the children's ludic behavior and may help define the objectives and treatment plan with a patient-centered approach. This study showed that children with CP, regardless of their motor severity, demonstrate attitude, action and interest in playing, consistently to the Ludic Model.

Keywords : Special Education; Play Therapy; Cerebral Palsy; Assessment.

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