Can response time be trained with bilateral limb training in children with down syndrome?

Rao, Pratiksha Tilak and Solomon, John M (2015) Can response time be trained with bilateral limb training in children with down syndrome? Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, 6 (3). pp. 339-343. ISSN 0976-3147

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Abstract

Syndrome (DS). We performed a pilot study to evaluate whether bilateral limb training can be used to train RT, in children with DS. Settings and Design: 10 children with DS (5 males) were recruited from a special school in a suburban region using convenience sampling. Subjects and Methods: Response time was measured using an indigenously developed RT Analyzer, before and after intervention, from right and left hand. Structured bilateral limb training was given for a period of 4 weeks, using low‑cost, locally available materials, in community settings. Statistical Analysis Used: The Wilcoxon signed ranks test was used for statistical analysis. Results: Significant improvements in RT following 4 weeks of intervention were seen in the left hand (P = 0.006) but not in the right hand (P = 0.104). Conclusions: Response time can be trained in children with DS using 4 weeks of bilateral limb training activities using low‑cost, locally available materials.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bilateral limb training; community‑based rehabilitation; feasibility; low‑cost materials; pediatric rehabilitation; training.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2015 10:40
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2015 10:40
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143083

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