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PEREIRA, Veronica Aparecida; RODRIGUES, Olga Maria Piazentin Rolim; APOLONIO, Caroline Olsen Rodrigues  and  BARBOSA, Luciene Antunes. Report of early intervention: follow-up of a baby with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Contextos Clínic [online]. 2016, vol.9, n.1, pp.19-31. ISSN 1983-3482.

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) has a genetic origin and its main features are: to experience hypotonia and endocrinal disorders, resulting in motor difficulties, obesity, cognitive deficits, hyperphagia and intellectual disabilities. Some studies have described physical and laboratorial exams for the diagnosis. However, there are few studies about interventions reporting an improvement of quality of life. This paper describes an early intervention program (EIP) applied to a baby diagnosed with PWS, from his 4th month of age to the 24th. The Inventário Portage Operacionalizado (Operationalized Portage Inventory) was used during EIP, showing its effectiveness regarding evaluation, planning and intervention. Results showed a satisfactory performance in four out of the five areas assessed, requiring specialized treatment in the field of Language. Good maternal adherence and responsivity were fundamental for the development of the process. Long-term care was efficient and showed the necessity of specific interventions.

Keywords : special education; Prader-Willi Syndrome; early intervention.

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