Communication Affichée: Poster tour 4


Le 15/10/2021 de 17:00 à 17:30


Retour Session

P103

Co-créer de la thérapie par la danse pour les enfants atteints de déficience visuelle cérébrale. Une approche itérative

Frédérique Poncet (Montréal, Canada), Arthi Rajadurai (Montréal, Québec, Canada), Gelymar Sanchez (Montréal, Québec, Canada), Maude Demers (Montréal, Québec, Canada), Danièle Jean (Montréal, Québec, Canada), Chloé Proulx Goulet (Montréal, Québec, Canada), Sylvie Fortin (Montréal, Québec, Canada), Bonnie Swaine (Montréal, Québec, Canada)

Objective : Dance Therapy (DT) shows promising effects on physical and cognitive function in children. There is no consensus about the parameters of DT (e.g., duration and frequency of sessions) for children with cerebral visual impairment (CVI). Objectives: 1)Identify group-based physical activities offered to children with CVI in the literature; 2)Co-develop a new DT for these children; 3)Pilot the intervention with children with neurovisual disorders.

Material / Patients and Methods : 1)Our scoping review following a 6-step framework (Levac, 2010) included 11 electronic databases (e.g., MEDLINE, CINAHL) and resulted in 2052 references. 2 & 3)We co-constructed a logic model of the DT intervention (resources, activities, outcomes) and piloted 2 classes offered to a group of 5 children based on the scoping review results and consultations with clinicians (OTs, PTs…), managers, and families.

Results : 1)Data from 15 studies revealed that many types of physical activity interventions (e.g., balance, group sports) exist for children with CVI with varying durations (2h to 10 months); no studies on DT were found. Besides informing the co-development of the DT, the review identified appropriate assessment tools. 2)The logic model included participants' description and objectives (e.g., improvement of spatial orientation, movement, visual exploration) and the DT activities. 3)Trial classes informed what worked (music, challenges, partnerships, moving around) and what needed improvement (e.g., complexity of exercises, approach used by the facilitators, dynamics of co-therapists, pacing). Children were generally very pleased with the DT.

Discussion - Conclusion : Practice implications: provided the impetus for testing a future improved DT intervention for children with CVI based on needs and evidence.
 

Keywords : Dance Therapy
Cerebral Visual Impairment
Children

Disclosure of interest : Neurovision & readaptation