ERIC Number: ED392194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Effects of Color Light and Relaxation Exercise Therapy on Adults with Learning Disabilities.
Rustigan, Carol J.
In a study at California State University, Sacramento, the effects of color light and relaxation exercise therapy were investigated with 16 students (ages 23 to 48) with learning disabilities. Therapy consisted of either 20 sessions viewing color light through a Lumatron instrument or 20 sessions listening to relaxation exercise tapes. Diagnostic assessments included the Developmental Eye Movements test, a visual acuity test, a Peripheral Optotype Identification test, the Nelson-Denny Reading Test, and Wechsler Memory Scale subtests. T-test analyses revealed that only the color light group attained significant post-therapy test results. Statistical gains on posttests of the Nelson-Denny (Comprehension, Comprehension Reading Rate, and Vocabulary Reading Rate) and Weschler Memory Scale (Logical Memory) scores were documented. The study concluded that color light appears to hold promising therapy benefits for individuals with learning disabilities. (Contains 12 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Color Light Therapy