Les co-occupations ludiques parent-enfant à travers le regard de parents d'enfants ayant une déficience motrice

Authors: St-Arnaud-Trempe, Émilie
Advisor: Vallée, Catherine; Guitard, Paulette
Abstract: Introduction: Children living with a motor impairment tend to have fewer opportunities to play. Thus, parents have a pivotal role in the exploration and facilitation of playfulness for these children. Hence, there is a need to describe how parents and their children living with a motor impairment, experience playful co-occupations. Objectives: This study aims to explore playful co-occupations, as experienced by parents of preschoolers living with a motor impairment, and situating how these co-occupations occur. Methods: Through a hermeneutical phenomenological design, six parents of children living with a motor impairment shared the meaning and their experiences of playful co-occupations. Data collection consisted of two semi-structured interviews and participative observations of the parent-child interactions in the participants' home environment. Analysis consisted of an interpretative analysis of interviews' and observations' data. Analysis was done through open coding, elaboration of successive syntheses and the use of hermeneutic circle principle to capture the essence of the experiences. Playful co-occupations rest on scripts co-constructed by the parent-child transaction. These evolutive scripts are freely and naturally co-created. Playful co-occupations transform participants' daily lives into precious moments for the parent and the child. These co-occupations allow the dyad to experience moments of normalcy. The context is decisive for the manifestation of playful co-occupations. Results suggest that recommended exercises presented as ‘playful' activities and integrated into the daily life, jeopardize playful co-occupations. Conclusion: Playful co-occupations are meaningful in the daily life of the parent and his child. The results of the study invite research and clinical intervention to recognize playful co-occupations' value by seeking to preserve and facilitate them.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2021
Open Access Date: 19 July 2021
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/69665
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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