Педиатрия и терапия

Педиатрия и терапия
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ISSN: 2161-0665


Psychomotor Development in Pre-School with Visual Deficiency

Penchiná CM *,Araujo APQC ,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.