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ERIC Number: ED090746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 8
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Perceptual-Motor Dysfunction.
Pyfer, Jean L.
Discussed are theoretical and treatment aspects of perceptual motor dysfunction and rehabilitation in 4- to 12-year-old academically failing children involved in a 3-year investigation at the University of Kansas. The program is said to stress increasing the amount of stimulation received by sensory receptors of the vestibular, reflex, and haptic systems. It is explained that balance is developed through activities such as vigorous spinning and rolling to stimulate the vestibular system; that reflexes are developed through tugging and jerking movements to stimulate the muscle spindles; and that tactile and kinesthetic sense of hyperactive children are developed through rubbing the skin and applying weights to children's ankles. It is reported that perceptual motor dysfunction is highest in children with a history of restricted movement during their early years, but that 6 months to 2 years of training with the half hour, 4-day-per-week program usually results in the disappearance of signs of specific receptor malfunction. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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