Parents'role in education of cerebral palsied children's attention disorders

Dziri Catherine
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Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, University Tuis El Manar

Attentional disorders are common in children with cerebral palsy (CP), requiring individualized intervention. What is the contribution of different types of motor activities using attentional abilities, as well as fun activities done with the presence of one of the parents to ensure the continuation of rehabilitation at home? How to engage parents in the improvement of their child by giving them some advice and activities to achieve?

10 CP children 6 - 10 years of age were rehabilitated by 45 mn session (breathing, playing statues, proprioception, walking on a line, exercise balls, games - maze, memory, video, puzzle, mandalas) april-june 2018, 2 sessions per week at PRM National Institute of Orthopedics M.Kassab. Assessment done by GMFCS, child's FIM, modified SNAP-IV, VAS parents' satisfaction.

4 girls 6 boys, average age 8 years, 3 tetra 6 hemi 1 para; 6 GMFCS 1/ 4 GMFCS 2, average FIM 116. Improvement of the sub score inattention, aggression / provocation, school impact, staying at school; Discrete hyperactivity / impulsivity improvement, oppositional disorder / provocation; VAS parents'satisfaction 9/10 were observed.

Physiotherapy sessions for CP children suffering from attention disorders must take into account the cognitive and psychic aspect with a global rehabilitation, individualized sessions and sessions with active parents' participation and the necessity of working with the professionals at school.

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