Group Psychomotor Therapy (GPT) has a positive effect on the development of pre-school age children. The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of a GPT on self-perception of ability and on social acceptance of children 5-6 years of age. The sample was 81 children and randomly assigned to the Experimental Group (EG) and Control Group (CG). Children were measured with the Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance (PSPCSA) in Greek version. Children of the EG presented higher improvement on self-perception of ability and on social acceptance compared to those of the CG. The results confirm that GPT affects self-perception of ability but also the social acceptance. It is necessary, the Greek Health System include GPT because it can provide additional support in traditional treatments.
Keywords : Group Psychomotor Therapy, Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance, pre-school age