Case Study of student with neuromotor disability in the Educational Robotics project in Elementary School I

  • Ana Maria Diniz Canet Centro Universitário FEI
  • Flávio Tonidandel Centro Universitário FEI


In this investigation, using educational robotics as a mediator of learning, its inclusive potential for students with severe neuromotor impairment in elementary school was questioned. The objective of this work is to list the strategies and assistive technologies needed for children diagnosed with chronic non-evolving encephalopathy, with a motor condition of tetraparesis, who are attending Elementary School I, to be able to perform the activities proposed in the Educational Robotics classes. The hypothesis raised is that with the necessary adaptations the student can improve their functional performance and carry out school activities with greater autonomy and independence. This research is qualitative. It involves two phases: bibliographic research and a case study involving two elementary school students diagnosed with non-progressive chronic encephalopathy, with a motor condition of tetraparesis. The following used for the analysis of functional performance: the filming of the child before and after the use of the adaptations, the PEDI (Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory), the ICF (International Classification of Functioning) and the PAPP TEC semi-structured interview. It concluded that virtual robotics through a software with screen scanning and interconnected boards of communication proved a possibility for adapting children who do not have conventional access to the assembly and programming parts of the robot, especially those with severe neuromotor disability who obtain the adaptive switch. With the use of adaptations, the student showed an improvement in her occupational performance and made it possible for her to participate in activities as a protagonist and not just as an observer.
Palavras-chave: Pediatrics, Conferences, Education, Switches, Observers, Assistive technologies, Software, Educational Robotics, Inclusive Education, Assistive Technology, Deficiency
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CANET, Ana Maria Diniz; TONIDANDEL, Flávio. Case Study of student with neuromotor disability in the Educational Robotics project in Elementary School I. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE ROBÓTICA E SIMPÓSIO LATINO AMERICANO DE ROBÓTICA (SBR/LARS), 19. , 2022, São Bernardo do Campo/SP. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2022 . p. 366-371.