Therefore, evaluation and rehabilitation processes should be focused on the quality of life improvement by emphasizing what a child can and wants to execute within the environment. Also, environmental factors should be recognized so that barriers could be minimized and adaptations to the environment achieved. However, few studies have verified the interrelationship between contextual factors and the functioning and disability domains in children with CP. This would allow us to know about approaches specifically designed for these children's needs.
Disability and rehabilitation
Department of Physiotherapy, Neuropediatrics Section, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Rod. Washington Luis, São Carlos-SP, Brazil. drinsantos [at] yahoo.com.br
Disabil Rehabil. 2012 ;34(12):1053-8
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