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SCHENKEL, Isabel de Castro et al. Therapeutic play as technique supporting to physiotherapeutic treatment in children with respiratory disorders. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.1, pp. 130-144. ISSN 1516-3687.

This integrative review aims to provide publications concerning about the use of therapeutic play during sessions of physical therapy in children with respiratory disorders. This kind of intervention such funds placed in care as a strategy to motivate and teach children. The revision was carried out in the databases PubMed, Medline, SciELO, Lilacs, Science Direct, using the descriptors: respiratory therapy, pediatrics and play and playthings. From a total of 73 publications, 36 works were selected in full, developed and published between 1969-2009. Specific literature in the field of respiratory therapy in childhood diseases is still scarce and most of the material part listed regarding the use of toys as a symbol of the cultural, social, educational and even philosophical. These studies do not discuss the pathophysiological principles underlying their use during physical therapy sessions, despite the apparent recognition of its importance as adjuvant.

Palavras-chave : physical therapy [specialty]; respiratory therapy; pediatrics; therapeutic play; play and playthings.

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