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1- University of Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal
2- Centre for Studies in Education and Innovation (CI&DEI), Viseu, Portugal ,
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Background. Dravet syndrome (DS) is an early-onset epileptic encephalopathy that leads to deficits in gross and fine motor skills. Objectives. This study aimed to evaluate the results of a motor intervention program in a child with DS. Methods. We analyzed uma child with DS during the 3-year intervention in Physical Education. For data collection, interviews with the child’s mother and the teachers’ class diary were used. Results. Information was collected on emotional, behavioral, social, and quality of life aspects, using the Bruininks-Oseretsky Motor Proficiency Test to verify the child’s development. Conclusion. The intervention program contributed positively to the improvement of motor proficiency, namely, in the balance and manual agility, as well as also verifying positive results regarding the development of the emotional, behavioral, social, and quality of life aspects of the child, in addition to the significant decrease in the number of seizures presented.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Exercise, Training and Health
Received: 2021/02/16 | Accepted: 2021/01/12

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