Revista brasileira de crescimento e desenvolvimento humano
versão ISSN 0104-1282
TORQUATO, Jamili Anbar et al. Prevalence of neuropsychomotor development delay in preschool children. Rev. bras. crescimento desenvolv. hum. [online]. 2011, vol.21, n.2, pp. 259-268. ISSN 0104-1282.
The child development is a process of age-related changes and influenced by the environment where the child lives. This way, the goal is to determine the prevalence of delay development neuropsychomotor in preschool children. Procedures: this was an analytical cross-sectional study performed in three shelters and a private school in the East zone of São Paulo-SP, attended 81 children. A questionnaire was applied to children participating and to evaluate the development neuropsychomotor of children was used testing Denver II. The results revealed the prevalence of late DNPM institutionalised children (31.6%), p = 0.06. The language was the area most often affected in children with suspected delays. In relation to the support of family and environmental conditions there were statistically significant differences in institutionalised children. The insignificant results may be a consequence of the relationship of attachment that institutionalized children acquire each other and co-existence with a greater number of children. Conclusion: this study found no statistically significant differences in the development of institutionalized children neuropsicomotor and non-institutionalized, but there were higher prevalence of suspected delay in institutionalised children.
Palavras-chave : child development; institutionalised children; rehabilitation children.