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Journal:   SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE   2020 , Volume 8 , Number 4 ; Page(s) 257 To 268.
 
Paper: 

Effect Of Vestibular Stimulation Exercises On Motor Proficiency In Down Syndrome Children

 
 
Author(s):  Shokati Fereshte*, Norasteh Ali Asghar, Daneshmandi Hassan
 
* Department of Corrective Exercises and Sports Injuries, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran
 
Abstract: 
Background and Aims: Down syndrome as a genetic disorder is one of the major causes of intellectual disability, which leads to delays in motor skill. Since dysplasia of the internal ear structure is common in these individuals, and internal ear abnormalities have been observed in about 75% of patients, the present study was conducted to investigate the effect of vestibular stimulation exercises on motor proficiency in Down syndrome children. Materials and Methods: The statistical sample was 20 girl student’ s with Down syndrome (age=10/2± 2 years, height =125/1± 9/4 cm, weight=32± 5/8 kg, and BMI=20/5± 3/5 kg/m2) who were randomly divided in to two groups. The intervention of the research, Mind in Motion Maze program, specifically aimed at vestibular stimulating in the form of the game, consisting of 15 exercise stations, performed 3 times per week for 8 weeks. Bruininks-Oseretsky test was used to assess motor Proficiency. Data analyses were conducted using SPSS, version 20. For all statistical tests, the level of significance was set at P ≤ 0. 05 using two-way Analysis of Variance. Results: The results of the study showed that at the end of the intervention period, there was a significant difference in the factors of running speed and agility (P ≤ 0. 05), balance (P ≤ 0. 05), bilateral coordination (P ≤ 0. 05), Response speed (P ≤ 0. 05), upper-limb speed and dexterity (P ≤ 0. 05), and in total, gross motor skill (P ≤ 0. 05) and fine motor skill (P ≤ 0. 05) in the experimental group. Conclusion: Assessment of motor proficiency in children with Down syndrome showed improvement in their motor abilities after eight weeks of vestibular stimulation exercises. According to the findings, it is recommended that vestibular stimulation exercises can help improve and increase the motor proficiency in children with Down Syndrome. However, more studies are needed to be able to conclude definitively.
 
Keyword(s): Vestibular Stimulation Exercises,Motor Proficiency,Down Syndrome
 
 
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Shokati, F., & NORASTEH, A., & DANESHMANDI, H. (2020). Effect of Vestibular Stimulation Exercises on Motor Proficiency in Down Syndrome Children. SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE, 8(4 ), 257-268. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=747461



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Shokati Fereshte, NORASTEH ALI ASGHAR, DANESHMANDI HASSAN. Effect of Vestibular Stimulation Exercises on Motor Proficiency in Down Syndrome Children. SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE. 2020 [cited 2022January26];8(4 ):257-268. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=747461



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Shokati, F., NORASTEH, A., DANESHMANDI, H., 2020. Effect of Vestibular Stimulation Exercises on Motor Proficiency in Down Syndrome Children. SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE, [online] 8(4 ), pp.257-268. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=747461.



 
 
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