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Children with Locomotor Impairment: Enabling Environment for Inclusion, Education and Participation

  • Sailaja Chennat
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Abstract

Locomotor impairment affects mobility of a part of body or the whole body and is too obvious in most cases. Hence, this impairment negatively affects body image and self-confidence of such persons. Due to restricted mobility and resultant lack of opportunities for free play and exploration of environment, these children are deprived of commonplace experience and knowledge. Assistive technology is of great help to persons with locomotor impairment in overcoming the challenges faced by them. Children with locomotor impairment require psychosocial inclusion much more than academic inclusion that helps build a positive self-image and self-worth and encourage participation in both academic and co-scholastic activities.

Keywords

Mobility Body image Self-worth Prosthetic devices Orthotic devices Psychosocial inclusion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sailaja Chennat
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  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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