This study explored the hypothesis that an association exists between postrotary nystagmus hyporesponsivity and behavorial problems in learning-disabled children. Supporting this conclusion was the finding that the learning-disabled boys rated by teachers as displaying the most socially inappropriate behaviors had significantly lower postrotary nystagmus durations than other learning-disabled boys. In addition, near significant associations were obtained between subnormal nystagmus functioning and socially inappropriate responding for boys and girls combined. Learning-disabled girls were evaluated as reponding significantly more appropriately than learning-disabled boys, while having significantly shorter postrotary nystagmus durations; thus, sex of a child may be an important variable in determining relationships between psychological characteristics and hyporesponsive nystagmus. Additional research is needed in this area because of a number of limitations to this study; however, these results present further suggestive evidence that learning-disabled children can be categorized accordng to characteristics of their postrotary nystagmus.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||American Journal of Occupational Therapy|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Occupational Therapy