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ERIC Number: ED312240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Apr-9
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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An Examination of Orthoptic Vision and Balance Performance of Nonhandicapped and Learning Disabled Children.
Folsom-Meek, Sherry L.; And Others
This study compared orthoptic vision development and balance performance of nonhandicapped and learning disabled children between the ages of 10 and 13 years of age. Each subject was individually administered two orthoptic vision screening tests (Cover Test and Biopter), a dynamic balance test using a changing consistency board, and two static balance tests (eyes open and eyes closed) on the soft area of a changing consistency board. Test results performed on the static balance data indicated a significant difference in the sums of the score ranks of the two groups with Stork Stand Eyes Open test. The nonhandicapped group balanced longer than the learning disabled group with both static balance tests. Results of the study suggest that the Cover Test should be utilized to examine orthoptic vision when testing static balance performance of learning disabled children. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A