Treatment techniques used by Occupational Therapy for children with developmental dyspraxia
"Objective To document the treatment techniques used in occupational therapy for children with dyspraxia. Methodology Literature review that included thesauri recognized in MeSH and DeCS as “dyspraxia”, “disorder developmental coordination”, “children” and “Occupational Therapy”. A search was conducted in the following databases: ProQuest, EBSCO, Scopus, Science Direct, Embase, Pubmed, OT Seeker, PEDro, and the National Guideline Clearinghouse. The findings were organized by database, year, country of publication, journal, and approach. This information was organized and processed through a qualitative analysis and frequency analysis. Results Twenty-seven ítems (100%) were retrieved. Twenty percent of the publications were reported in Scopus. Thirty-three percent included the approach of cognitive orientation of occupational performance as the most widely used in the studies. The years with the greatest number of publications (33%) on the subject were 2012 and 2013. The journal with most publications (20%) was physical and Occupational Therapy in pediatrics. Conclusion The approach supported by the greatest evidence is cognitive orientation occupational performance, which seeks to improve motor performance in occupational activities. © 2016 Elsevier España, S.L.U. y SERMEF"
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