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Technology-aided programs to support exercise of adaptive head responses or leg-foot and hands responses in children with multiple disabilities.
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PMID:  23323848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: Assessing the effectiveness of technology-aided programs to help three children with multiple disabilities exercise adaptive head or leg-foot and hands responses independently. Method: The response selected for the two children included in Study I was head rotation (i.e. movements of at least 25 degrees to the left that could start from a full right position as well as from other positions). The responses selected for the child included in Study II involved forward movement of the left leg-foot and forward movement of his hand(s) to touch objects. Tilt or optic microswitches were used to monitor the responses and a computer system regulated the stimuli contingent on them. Results: The responses targeted in the two studies showed large frequency increases during the intervention phases of the studies (i.e. when followed by stimulation). Conclusion: Technology-aided programs can be a useful resource to help children with multiple disabilities exercise relevant responses independently.
Giulio E Lancioni; Mark F O'reilly; Nirbhay N Singh; Vanessa A Green; Doretta Oliva; Francesca Campodonico; Russell Lang; Serafino Buono
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental neurorehabilitation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1751-8431     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Neurorehabil     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101304394     Medline TA:  Dev Neurorehabil     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neuroscience and Sense Organs, University of Bari , Bari , Italy.
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