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Sherborne’s bewegingspedagogiek binnen de Intensieve Orthopedagogische Gezinsbehandeling, een meerwaarde of niet?

Sanders-Sizoo, Marieke (2008) Sherborne’s bewegingspedagogiek binnen de Intensieve Orthopedagogische Gezinsbehandeling, een meerwaarde of niet?

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Abstract:Sherborne Developmental Movement is a methodology that uses creative movement and physical contact to stimulate children’s development. This methodology is assumed to contribute to improving attachment between child and parent. At this moment Jarabee, a welfare organisation for children in Twente, the Netherlands, currently provides Sherborne Developmental Movement as a part of the Intensive Orthopedagogical Family Treatment (Intensieve Orthopedagogische Gezinsbehandeling, IOG). IOG is an intensive family preservation program for families with multiple problems. This program is designed to increase a family’s resilience and burdens (empowerment). The study examines the added value of the Sherborne Developmental Movement within the IOG. In this survey two groups have been compared. The Sherborne group consisted of eight families that received IOG in combination with Sherborne Developmental Movement. The control group consisted of five families that received regular IOG. To try and objectively assess the effects of treatment the following measures were used: satisfaction with treatment, reduction in behavioural problems of the child, reduction in stress perception of the mother and improvement in contact between parents and child. Results are based on interviews with the mothers and on various questionnaires (CBCL/SDQ and NOSI/NOSI-K) The study found that the effectiveness of Sherborne in combination with IOG is not clearly different or improved compared to the effectiveness of regular IOG. The families in both groups appeared satisfied with the treatment and indicated improvements in the contact between parent and child. Half of the mothers who received Sherborne Developmental Movement attributed improvements that occurred in the family specifically to this methodology. The other mothers, however, experienced comparable improvements and attributed this to other interventions within the IOG. No clear effect on the behaviour of the child and the stress perception of the mothers due to Sherborne Developmental Movement has been demonstrated. However, data appeared to be insufficient to exclude a positive effect of Sherborne Developmental Movement. Another finding from the study is that Sherborne Developmental Movement is not suitable for all parents and children. It is possible that added value can be demonstrated through further research examining which parents and children benefit from this methodology. The social worker must also support the theory and activities of Sherborne Developmental Movement. At this moment it does not seem meaningful to train all social workers in Sherborne Developmental Movement. The provision of Sherborne Developmental Movement as a supplementary intervention within the IOG, however, can indeed be valuable for individual families.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59111
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