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Faculty of Human Kinetics
Let’stalk a little bit aboutthedepartmentsavailableatouruniversity, inwhatconcerns to PsychomotorRehabilitation. • Kinetic Sciences • Special Education and Rehabilitation • Knowledgeaboutphysiology and anatomy of thehumanbody and thestudy of the locomotor system • Maindepartmentwhichministersthe classes aboutPsychomotricity and Special Education • Departments • Responsible for teachingthefundamentalsaboutpedagogy, curriculum and theteaching-learningprocess • Education Sciences • Wherewe are giventhemathematicaltools and statisticalknowledgeneeded for handlingresearch data • Mathematical Methods
Kinetic Sciences Classes • The classes fromthisdepartment are: • Anatomophysiology I and II; • Biomechanics; • Biochemistry; • Cinesiology; • Cinantropometry; • Antrophology; • Motor Control and Learning; • Motor Development; • Physiology of Human Movement; • Psychophysiology. • Inthese classes, westudy: • Neuromuscular and osteo-articularsystem; • Laws of physics; • Antropometry; • Top-down and bottom-upschema of learning; • Human physiology; • History of societyinwhatconcernsdisability.
Education Sciences Classes • The classes fromthisdepartment are: • Analysis of theTeaching-LearningProcess - Welearnedaboutthecomponentsthat interfere inthequality of thelearningprocess and itsrelationwiththeinstitutions and society; • Psicopedagogy - Wespokeaboutthehistory and evolution of pedagogy and itsmainprecursorslikeItard, Freinet and Montessori; • Curricular Development - We are giventhemethods to simulate and prepare a project of pedagogyintervention .
Mathematical Methods Classes • The classes fromthisdepartment are: • Mathematics • Statistics Inthese classes, welearnedhow to treatresearch data , how to presentitwellgraphically and basicmathematicalnotions for scientificstudies and for thedevelopment of abstractthinking.
Special Education and Rehabilitation • The classes fromthisdepartment are: • Foundations of Psychomotricity; • Human DevelopmentIntroduction; • ChildDevelopmentObservation; • Ontogenesis and Psychomotricity; • Social Integration and Rehabilitation; • LearningDisabilities; • DevelopmentalDisorders I & II; • HealthPsychology; • Psychomotor Semiology; • Psychomotricity to ElderlyPeople; • Methods and Instruments of Evaluation; • Psychomotor Observation; • PsychosomaticRelaxationFoundations; • ExpressiveTherapiesFoundations; • EarlyIntervention; • InterventionModelsinPsychomotricity; • Psychopathology; • Support Technologies; • BodyKnowledge and ArtTherapies; • Relaxation Methods; • Parental Intervention Methods; • Psychotherapy; • Ethics and Rehabilitation.
Correlationbetween classes from Special Education and Rehabilitation Department • Infirstyear, classes are mainlyfocusedonteachingusthebasicsaboutwhatisPsychomotricity: • Targetpopulations; • Placeswherewecanwork • Healthareaswecanacton; • Non-verbalcommunication and groupdynamics • Mainauthors of renownintheareasuch as Ajuriaguerra, Piaget, Wallon, Luria, Vygotsky, Soubiran, Fonseca & Martins • Thestages of humandevelopment • Wewerealsotaughtthebasicsabout Hydrotherapy and hadexperiencesinthewater.
Correlationbetween classes from Special Education and Rehabilitation Department • Insecondyear, welearnabout: • Psychomotor factors; • Evolutionof differentpsychomotor deficits inchildhood; • Howto make a sessionbasedonauthors (such as Guilman, Ajuriaguerra, Soubiran, Masson and manyothers). • Wealsohadformationon: • Learningdisabilities and developmentaldisorders; • Howto be a goodPsychomotricist; • Social integration and rehabilitation; • Instrumentswecan use to evaluatetheconditionsonchildren, adults and elderlypeople; • Wealsohaveourfirstcontactwithdifferentinstitutions.
Correlationbetween classes from Special Education and Rehabilitation Department • Inthirdyear, classes mainlyrefer to: • More specificmethods of intervention, such as PsychossomaticRelaxation, ExpressiveTherapies (e.g. Musictherapy); • Earlyintervention (withnewbornchildren); • How to use Assistive Technologies to helpourclient’squality of life and well-being; • Wealsolearnaboutmany mental illnesses and how to besttreatthem; • Code of ethicsinourcareer.
Internship • Alsointhirdyear, wehavethechance to finally show everythingwelearnedinthosethreeyears and howwecanbeusefulindifferentareas of interventionsuch as: Mental Health, Social Reintegration, EarlyIntervention, LearningDisabilties, DID, Auditive and Visual disabilities and manyotherareas; • For that, wecanbecomeinternsindifferentinstitutionssuch as schools, psychiatrichospitals, prisons, retirementhomessothatwemaybecomeacquaintedwiththemethod of work and differentprofessionalsthatmayworkwithus.