Human figure drawing ability and vestibular processing dysfunction in learning-disabled children

Kenneth Ottenbacher, C. Abbott, D. Haley, P. J. Watson

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Explored the relationship between vestibular function as measured by duration of postrotary nystagmus and human figure drawing ability in 40 children labeled as learning disabled. Regression analysis revealed that the variable of chronological age shared the most variance with human figure drawing scores. Postrotary nystagmus durations also shared a significant amount of variance with human figure drawing scores, while the variables of IQ and sex were nonsignificant. The results provide additional support for the assertion that some learning-disabled children evidence deficits in vestibular processing ability and that these deficits may affect performance on cognitive-perceptual tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1084-1089
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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