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Santos J.O.,University Catolica Of Goias Puc Goias | Prudente C.O.M.,State University of Goiás
Revista Neurociencias | Year: 2014

Objective. Compare the functional performance between children with Down syndrome and children with typical development. Method. This is an analytical and cross-sectional study. Functional performance of 24 children between two and four years old was evaluated, being 12 children with Down syndrome of APAE/Goiânia-GO (study group) and 12 children with typical development of CMEI Colemar Natal e Silva/Goiânia-GO (control group). To assess the functional performance was used Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI). Results. The children in the study group had lower means on all items of the PEDI than control group. Conclusion. The alterations in Down syndrome may lead these children have developmental delay, reducing the ability to gain independence in their functions. © 2015, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo. All rights reserved.

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