COMPARATIVE APPROACH IN DOWN SYNDROME EVALUATION – BEGIN BY PHYSICAL THERAPY REHABILITATION
Children who suffer from Down syndrome have difficulties gaining speed when walking, equilibrium, force, eye-hand coordination and gross /fine movement, in comparison with the mentally challenged children.
The measuring instrument called “Basic motor skills test of children who suffer form Down syndrome” (BMS) is a test that measures the motor skills of small children with Down syndrome and is based on the theoretical component “Disturbances in the control of the postural system”. BMS was verified regarding the psychomotricity.
Applying the BMS method as an evaluation technique and as a fundament for the kinetic treatment, allowed to cutback time that was needed for the neuromotor re-education, because the recovery treatment was based especially on obtaining some kinetic fundamental skills, the others objectives being subsumed to this greater one.