Exploring interpersonal dynamics between adults and motor disabled children within aesthetic resonant environments

Pedro Lopes-dos-Santos, Luis Miguel Teixeira, Susana Silva, Maria Azeredo, Mafalda Barbosa
2006 International Journal on Disability and Human Development  
This paper focuses on interpersonal dynamics between the child with disabilities and the adult monitoring his/her performance in Aesthetic Resonance Environments. Drawing upon a social constructivist approach, a framework for human interactivity was checked against empirical data obtained from the exploratory implementation of an environment intending to stimulate body awareness and enhance movement in a group of six children with severe neuromotor disabilities. Results showed that the adult
more » ... d that the adult assumed the role of a facilitator, mediating interactions between children and the technological system. The provided social mediation increased quality of movement and improved levels of engagement in the observed group of participants.
doi:10.1515/ijdhd.2006.5.2.133 fatcat:rv6n3dbpxbf25bgan7nno5w5f4