Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
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Ribeiro MG

Ribeiro MG


  • Research Article
    Psychomotor Development in Pre-School with Visual Deficiency
    Author(s): Penchiná CM, Araujo APQC and Ribeiro MGPenchiná CM, Araujo APQC and Ribeiro MG

    Vision is a key for development, since it is animportant source of external reality, helping on spatial orientation. Congenital vision deficiency has been associated with developmental delay. The aim of this cross-sectional study is to describe the psychomotor and functional status of a sample of pre-school children with visual disorder. Children from a visual deficient school were invited to participate, and DENVER II and PEDI were the instruments used. Of the 14 children evaluated, only one had a complete normal DENVER II test on three of its four domains (fine motor-adaptive, language and gross motor abilities), and half had inadequate functional self-care according to PEDI. Visual deficiency interferes with child’s psychomotor development, but functional status might not be proportionally affected... View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0665.1000184

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