Analysis of the Opportunities for Motor Development in Home Environments of Infants Served in an Early Stimulation Sector
Introduction: The home environment has been appointed as the extrinsic factor that most influences child development.
Objective: The objective is analyze the opportunities for motor development in homes of infants treated at an early stimulation sector in Paraiba.
Method: The study was conducted in an early stimulation sector of a Physiotherapy School Clinic of a Higher Education Institution in the state of Paraiba, Brazil, and consisted of 10 infants' parents attended. The instrument used was the questionnaire Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development - AHEMD - 18-42 months. After the questionnaire application, the data collected were introduced and classified with the help of a Microsoft Excel application (AHEMD Calculator VPbeta 1.5.xls).
Results: The results obtained are numbered 1 to 5, where 1 is a very weak stimulation, 2 poor, 3 good, 4 very good and 5 excellent. It was used the SPSS statistical program for descriptive analysis of the frequency distribution of the subscales, gender and income. It was observed that although the sample investigated show a good level of domestic household stimulation, favoring, therefore, the motor development, is still very weak the existence of external home stimulation and materials that stimulate the fine and gross motor skills of children in developing.
Final Considerations: So, it was found that, in general, the opportunities present in the home show as inefficient to promote motor development of children.
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