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ERIC Number: EJ942530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0973-1342
Neurological Soft Signs in Indian Children with Specific Developmental Disorders of Scholastic Skills
Sadhu, Raja; Mehta, Manju; Kalra, Veena; Sagar, Rajesh; Mongia, Monica
Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, v4 n3 p62-66 2008
Aim: To compare the occurrence of neurological soft signs (NSS) in children with specific developmental disorders of scholastic skills (SDDSS) and normal children. Methods: 36 cases of SDDSS were compared with 30 control children regarding sociodemographic and clinical variables and neurological soft signs. Results: Children with SDDSS had significantly more problems in graphaesthesia, motor task, face-hand and face-noise test, 2-point discrimination, maintenance of posture, and rhythmic movements. Conclusions: Children with SDDSS had more NSS in the form of impaired motor task, poorly developed cortical sensory perception and poor body and space concepts. However, the presence of co-morbid hyperkinetic disorder in a large number of SDDSS subjects might have confounded the result. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India