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ERIC Number: EJ1153793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Impact of Compensatory Intervention in 6- to 18-Month-Old Babies at Risk of Motor Development Delays
Müller, Alessandra Bombarda; Saccani, Raquel; Valentini, Nadia Cristina
Early Child Development and Care, v187 n11 p1707-1717 2017
Purpose: Research indicates that delayed motor development observed in the first years of life can be prevented through compensatory intervention programmes that provide proper care during this critical period of child development. Method: This study analysed the impact of a 12-week compensatory motor intervention programme on 32 babies with atypical motor development, characterising and correlating risk factors for developmental delays between the ages of 6 and 8 months. We conducted play activities that involved muscle stretching, improving muscle tone, sight and sound tracking, posture control in different situations, handling objects and movement. The aim was to allow babies to experience new movement situations and overcome challenges. Results: The results showed significant improvements in motor performance, reinforcing the positive effects of a contextualised approach that addresses the needs of developing children, as opposed to focusing solely on acquiring specific skills in early childhood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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