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Revista Psicopedagogia

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RODRIGUES, Sônia das Dores et al. Psychomotor profile of students with intellectual disabilities. Rev. psicopedag. [online]. 2018, vol.35, n.106, pp. 14-26. ISSN 0103-8486.

The intellectual disability (ID) interest is not recent. As a result, there is considerable quantity of studies that tackle different individual aspects of development with this disorder. Therefore, we can say that students psychomotor profile investigation who attend elementary school are rare. OBJECTIVES: To assess the elementary school psychomotor students with intellectual disability diagnosis. Specifically, was assessed analyzed the psychomotor profile based on to follow the alternatives: a) to classify the disability, b) frequency (or not) in classroom of multifunctional resource METHODS: Fifteen students from a public school in a city in the state of São Paulo attended the study. To the psychomotor assessment were used the following instruments: Bruininks-Oseretsky Motor Proficiency - BOT-2, short version; Psychomotor Assessment RESULTS: The data obtained showed most people demonstrated very low performance than expected in all subtests that form the BOT-2. The same way inferior performance according to chronological age was identified on the Psychomotor Assessment. Were not find statistically significant difference on BOT-2 subtests when were analyzed the frequency (or not) on classroom of multifunctional resource, gender and race/color. On the opposite, better performance on some psychomotor abilities was find because of age, school level and DI classification CONCLUSION: The authors argue the relation between psychomotor development and learning and ask the attention to the necessity to use the Psychomotricity assumption in the school context, mainly on classroom of multifunctional resource. Therewith, the disabled children can be helped with their intellectual disability to expand their potential and as a result enable global better development (cognitive, emotional, and social

Palavras-chave : Intellectual Disability; Psychomotor Performance; Education; Special.

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