The effect of a program of controlled vestibular stimulation on the gross motor, and relax development of 38 severely and profoundly retarded, nonambulatory, developmentally delayed children were investigated employing a pretest/posttest control group design. Data analysis revealed that subjects receiving a combined program of sensor motor therapy and controlled vestibular stimulation make significantly greater gains on measures of reflex integration, gross motor, and fine motor development than control subjects receiving a progression of normal motor development and appeared to be related to the age of subjects and to the presence or absence of identifiable neuromotor spasticity.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Occupational Therapy