Fernandes, Ana Cláudia; de Cassia Ietto Montilha, Rita
July 2015
Revista CEFAC;Jul/Aug2015, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p1362
Academic Journal
Case Study
Speech therapy as a science aims to study and favors the communication of the subject with their social groups, including: the family. The participation of this speech pathologist is essential in the therapy team working with visual impairment. Thus, the integrated work between professional and family becomes of great theoretical and practical relevance for rehabilitation. The objective was to conduct group intervention with relatives in order to promote knowledge about visual impairment, enable and qualify their conduct in the inclusion process. The study was conducted in a university rehabilitation service. It was obtained approval of the Ethics Committee and the participants signed an informed consent form. Data collection occurred through initial and final interview and group intervention with family and focus groups with teens. The initial interview supported the selection of topics for group meetings. This paper reports the case of a family member who implemented changes in his home, taking the information from the intervention groups to the whole family. The results highlight the importance of working with the family so that it supports the child in order to promote their school development and effective inclusion. It was showed the importance of the speech therapy work as a mediator in this process, enhancing communication and family involvement in education and rehabilitation of persons with visual disabilities. Therefore, the group intervention enabled and described the conduct of the family, been able to notice changes in perception and family attitudes towards real needs and possibilities of the child with visual impairment.


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