The Contribution of Osteopathy in the Global Development of Children with ADHD
Author: Hélder Romeu Calado da Cunha
This research theme was the contribution of osteopathy in the Global Development Children with Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention Deficit held in Master in Educational Sciences, specialization in Supervision.
The work was divided into three distinct and complementary parts, the first, the Theoretical Framework, we conducted a literature review related to the topic under study which was the basis of the research. In the second part, the Methodology was applied to the data collection technique with questionnaire to all the elements that constituted the study group, observation diagnostic and Osteopathic of Body Adjustment Treatment (TOAC) and an interview the parents of a student and a teacher to a student. In the third part of the Discussion, we made a final assessment of the results and leave notes for the future. We aim to achieve the main objective of this work was to verify changes in cognitive and psychosocial development based on the perspective of the School, Family and Community, in order to contribute to the effective global development of the studied students and demonstrate the added value potential of osteopathy in the treatment of students with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The results showed that the TOAC contributed to the overall development of this four students, with controlled ADHD.
We conclude that the intervention TOAC for Students with controlled ADHD, contributed significantly to improving the lives of these children in terms of autonomy, concentration, cognitive abilities, sleep quality, social integration and school, an asset should be considered in the multidisciplinary groups of monitoring and intervention accompanying students with ADHD.
Keywords: ADHD, Cognition, Psychosocial, Osteopathy