Aquatics activities and the psycomotricity of cerebral palsy children

  • Claudia Teixeira-Arroyo Faculdades Integradas FAFIBE, Bebedouro, SP, Brasil
  • Sandra Regina Garijo de Oliveira Faculdades Integradas FAFIBE, Bebedouro, SP, Brasil

Abstract

This study had as purpose to investigate the aquatics activities influence on psychomotor pattern of Cerebral Palsy (CP) children. The method used was an exploratory descriptive research, with a case study. The participants were two boys aged 12 years old (P1) and 7 years old (P2), both with spastic CP. The instrument used was an adapted psychomotor evaluation form. It was applied as a psychomotor pre test, and after five months of intervention. The results were: P1 improved 33% in coordination and balance, 14% in body schema, 40% in laterality, 17% in spatial orientation, and 41% in temporal orientation. P2 improved 21% in coordination and balance, 13% in body schema, 28% in laterality, 05% in spatial orientation, and 33% in temporal orientation. Then, we concluded that the aquatics activities positively affected the psychomotor pattern of children with spastic CP.

Author Biographies

Claudia Teixeira-Arroyo, Faculdades Integradas FAFIBE, Bebedouro, SP, Brasil
Faculdades Integradas FAFIBE, Bebedouro, SP, Brasil
Sandra Regina Garijo de Oliveira, Faculdades Integradas FAFIBE, Bebedouro, SP, Brasil
Professora das Faculdades Integradas no Norte Paulista - FAFIBE, professora do Centro Universitário Herminio Ometto - UNIARARAS e pesquisadora visitante do Laccem - Laboratório de Comunicação Corporal Expressão e Música da UNESP, Rio Claro, SP, Brasil. http://lattes.cnpq.br/2476683543399539
Published
2007-10-23
Section
Original Articles