Supportive occupational therapy intervention focused on the area of graphomotor skills in children with symptoms of dyspraxia in early childhood intervention

Barbora Kováčová, Ivana Lessner Listiakova

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Abstract

The paper describes the theoretical background of developmentally oriented occupational therapy focused primarily on the area of graphomotor skills in a particular group of children at the age of five and six years. Subsequently, a programme of occupational therapy is introduced that was constructed for a group of children with disabilities. The occupational therapy intervention was focused on supporting and stimulating the areas of symptoms of dyspraxia in group and individual occupations. In the methodological part of the article, the authors present statistically significant differences before and after the realization of the occupational therapy programme. As part of the verification we chose two standardized tests: the first one used was F-test, then Student’s t-test comparing the means of two samples during pre- and post- assessment testing. Drawing from the analysis of the results of the long-term intervention, it can be stated that the particular programme is useful and meaningful as proven by the factors of comparison in the test and re-rest.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpecial Education : Miscellanaea
Place of PublicationWarsaw
PublisherAleksandra Siedlaczek-Swed
Pages143-168
ISBN (Print)978-83-64157-29-5
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2016

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Keywords

  • developmental profile
  • developmentally oriented occupational therapy
  • dyspraxia
  • research

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