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Salamati A, Hosseini S A, Haghgou H. Effectiveness of Vestibular Stimulation on Visual Attention in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. jrehab. 2014; 15 (3) :18-25
URL: http://rehabilitationj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-1333-en.html
1- Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran. , salamat.ot@gmail.com
2- sochial welfare and rehabilitation university
3- rehabilitation university
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Objective: Inadequate processing of sensory information especially vestibular leads to typical behaviors in attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) children which manifested as inattentive behaviors. In this research we aimed to study the effects of vestibular stimulation on visual attention in 7-12 year old ADHD children, using IVA-PLUS-CPT (Integrated Visual and Auditory Continuous Performance Test).

Materials & Methods: Thirty Children diagnosed as ADHD (7-12 year old), which were right handed and have had normal IQ based on Wechsler test participated in this research following their consent and divided randomly in the intervention and control groups. All participants were assessed using IVA-PLUS-CPT, then the intervention group participated in normal occupational therapy activities plus vestibular stimulation while the control group were recruited only in normal occupational therapy activities. Intervention continued for 10 sessions, twice a week for 5 weeks. At the end, all participants were evaluated again using IVA-PLUS-CPT. The collected date was analyzed using SPSS software version 16 and differences in pre and post test were comprised between the two groups using independent T-Test.

Results: Vestibular stimulation leaded to significantly differences in, visual attention, impulse (P<0.05) but visual impulse control did not show significant differences amongst the two groups.

Conclusion: Vestibular stimulation can affect meaningfully visual attention in ADHD children. So it can be used as a therapeutic technique in treating these children.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Occupational Therapy
Received: 31/07/2013 | Accepted: 5/09/2014 | Published: 23/09/2014

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