Postural Control as Prerequisites of Handwriting for Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Riksma Akhlan, Endang Rochyadi, Sunardi Sunardi

Abstract

Children with cerebral palsy shows wide range syndromes of brain disorder related with the motor skills function in activity, physical, and balance limitations. This study reports postural control which includes body awareness in sitting position and movement of hand and arms in handwriting readiness for children with spastic cerebral palsy. A psycho rehabilitative approach was used as an intervention program to improve the child’s basic motor skills. Experiment was conducted in a single subject research with spastic cerebral palsy at age of 6 years old. Pre-test and post-test were designed to see intervention effect on stability in stroking the line and quantity of the stroked lines. Results showed improvement in stability of stroking the lines after six session of intervention. However, the quantity of the stroked line did not meet the expected number. In conclusion the postural control using psycho rehabilitative intervention approach affect handwriting readiness. Further research is needed to define other factors that may be contributed to the ability of making a number of expected lines when the stability has actually achieved. This psycho rehabilitative approach also need to be further conducted in a classroom setting with a longer period of time and a more subject included.

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Akhlan R., Rochyadi E. and Sunardi S. (2017). Postural Control as Prerequisites of Handwriting for Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy.In 1st International Conference on Educational Sciences - Volume 2: ICES, ISBN 978-989-758-314-8, pages 478-484. DOI: 10.5220/0007052810271033


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ices17,
author={Riksma Akhlan and Endang Rochyadi and Sunardi Sunardi},
title={Postural Control as Prerequisites of Handwriting for Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy},
booktitle={1st International Conference on Educational Sciences - Volume 2: ICES,},
year={2017},
pages={478-484},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007052810271033},
isbn={978-989-758-314-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - 1st International Conference on Educational Sciences - Volume 2: ICES,
TI - Postural Control as Prerequisites of Handwriting for Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy
SN - 978-989-758-314-8
AU - Akhlan R.
AU - Rochyadi E.
AU - Sunardi S.
PY - 2017
SP - 478
EP - 484
DO - 10.5220/0007052810271033