A study of the effectiveness of sensory integrative therapy for the improvement of visual perceptual skills of a spastic diplegic and a quadriplegic child Shigemi Sakai 1 , Takashi Yamada 2 1Hiroshima Prefectural Rehabilitation Center for the Physically Handicapped People 2Division of Occupational Therapy, College of Medical Technology, Kyoto University Keyword: 感覚統合療法 , 視知覚 , 前庭覚刺激 , 脳性麻痺 , Sensory integrative therapy , Visual perception , Vestibular stimulation , Cerebral palsy pp.106-115
Published Date 2001/4/15
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 Children with cerebral palsy have serious problems of sensory integration. In this study, in order to examine the improvement of visual perceptual skills through applying sensory integrative therapy, we provided mainly vestibular stimulations for two children with spastic type cerebral palsy. Method: We applied sensory integration techniques for three months, followed by three months of suspension of treatment, and then another three months of therapy. The independent variable is the sensory integrative therapy, and the dependent variables are represented by scores on the following tests: Test of Visual Perceptual Skills (TVPS), Developmental Test of Visual Perception (DTVP), Japanese Version of Miller Assesment for Preschoolers (JMAP), and Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI). Results: The scores of the visual perception tests for both children with cerebral palsy improved after applying sensory integrative therapy for six months.

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