SOCIAL ADAPTATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Marina Sadovski

Abstract


The article discusses the idea that children with movement disorders have great potential for motor and mental development. The experiment consists of two stages. In the first stage of the experiment, the characteristics of disability in children and adolescents (between age 12 and 16) with Infantile Cerebral Palsy are determined. During this stage, two diagnostic methods, bodily “Me” and “The Color-A-Person Body Dissatisfaction Test,” are used.

In the second phase of the research program, social pedagogical aids for people with disabilities have been developed. On the basis of the experimental work, the obtained social pedagogical insights have been successfully implemented in the social adaption of disabled children.

It is determined that this method is promising to help adults and children with mobility impairment to enhance their mental well-being, attain a positive body image, express their feelings freely, interact socially using a motor component, and above all—enjoy the movements. This method can ensure the effectiveness of social adaptation of persons with disabilities.


Keywords


socialization, adaptation, disabilities, infantile cerebral palsy, dance therapy, body consciousness

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12955/cbup.v2.486

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