Wednesday, September 2, 2009

NDT, SI or Perceptual Motor Approach for Children with Mild MR

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy published research on the effects of neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), sensory integrative therapy (SI) and perceptual motor (PM) therapy for children with mild mental retardation. One hundred sixty children were randomly assigned to one of four groups: NDT group, SI group, PM group and control group. After interventions, the three groups all performed better than the control group on most measures. The children in the SI group showed greater improvements in: upper limb coordination, fine motor skills and SI functioning. The children in the PM group showed greater improvements in gross motor skills. The NDT group exhibited the smallest changes.

Reference: Yee-Pay Wuang-PhD, OTR, Chih-Chung Wang-MA, OTR, Mao-Hsiung Huang-PhD, MD, Chwen-Yng Su-PhD, OTR (2009) Prospective Study of the Effect of Sensory Integration, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, and Perceptual--Motor Therapy on the Sensorimotor Performance in Children With Mild Mental Retardation AJOT 63 (4) Abstract.

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