Revista do NUFEN
version ISSN 2175-2591
OLIVEIRA, Ana Irene Alves de; PAIXAO, Glenda M. da and CAVALCANTE, Marcos Vinícius C.. Adapted toys for children with Cerebral Palsy. Rev. NUFEN [online]. 2009, vol.1, n.1, pp. 171-186. ISSN 2175-2591.
This study aimed to verify the interference of Assistive Technology in the play of children with cerebral palsy, and this condition causes deficits in performance components, causing dependence on the performance of basic activities such as play, limiting recreational opportunities. Thus, there was action in which three children with cerebral palsy treated at Center for Development in Assistive Technology and Accessibility (NEDETA), aged between five and ten years. Initially there was an evaluation, by means of protocols. On this basis, were up resources for Assistive Technology, to reduce the dependency of people with disabilities, such as toy drives and adapted. After intervention and period of use was applied protocols for assessing the impact of Assistive Technology in the performance of the play and user satisfaction, and the data presented in a descriptive way and analyzed qualitatively. Returned as results are less dependent on the use of adult toys and more interaction with other children, but also greater satisfaction during the use of equipment, which are favorable for the development of free play. You can say that the work contributed to the theoretical framework of Occupational Therapy also has protocols related to the topic, since they are poorly distributed in the Brazilian literature.
Keywords : Assistive Technology; Cerebral Palsy; Play; Occupational Therapy.