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Construção psicopedagógica

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RESENA, Priscila Veridiana de Barros Silveira; CHIQUETTI, Eloá Maria dos Santos; SANADA, Luciana Sayuri  and  SILVA, Morgana Duarte da. Impact of sensory-motor interventions on child development. Constr. psicopedag. [online]. 2020, vol.28, n.29, pp. 21-32. ISSN 1415-6954.

The aim of this study was to verify the effect of sensorimotor activities performed with preschool children without diagnosis of cognitive deficits on child development. This was an experimental study with an intentional sample composed of children aged 36 to 50 months. The children were divided into a control group (G1) - which did not receive motor stimulation; and an experimental group (G2) - that performed motor sensory protocol activities. The questionnaire was applied for the parents to characterize the sample and the application of the MDS (Motor Development Scale) with the children. The motor development assessment with MDS was performed by a trained and blinded evaluator. The sensorimotor stimulation was performed at school during the school period for 3 months. For statistical analysis the Wilcoxon test was performed to compare the initial and final evaluation; and the Mann-Whitney Test for comparison between groups. The significance level was considered p<0.05. We found em the questionnaire the groups had similar characteristics regarding the time available for playing with electronics, outdoors and with other children. Both G1 and G2 children showed improvement in motor age as well as overall motor quotient of EDM after 3 months. However, G2 children showed a significant improvement compared to G1 children in the following aspects: general motor age; positive age; general motor quotient; fine motor skills; overall motor skills and balance. Therefore, the sensorimotor stimulation used in the school environment provided improvement of motor development of children from 36 to 50 months of life.

Keywords : Child; Child development; Sensory motor activities; School health; Child education.

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