Human figure drawings of learning disabled children with hyporesponsive postrotary nystagmus

Paul J. Watson, Kenneth Ottenbacher, Margaret Anne Short-Degraff, Jane Kittrell, Edward A. Workman

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The southern California Postrotary Nystagmus Test (SCNPT) was administered to 52 children who were asked to sketch human figure drawings (HFD) during assessment procedures designed to determine learning disability and perceptual motor dysfunction. Analysis of these data confirmed the hypothesis that children with hypo responsive nystagmus (PRN) durations. The suggestions that therapists should assess the vestibular characteristics of these children were supported by the results of this study; however, a definitive statement concerning PRN and HFD relationships much awaits additional research. Future investigations will need to ensure that the PRN-HRD associations are not mediated by one or more of the other variables found to be correlated with HFD performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-25
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy


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