Volume 12, Number 3 (September 2014)                   IRJ 2014, 12(3): 39-42 | Back to browse issues page


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Salamati A, Hosseini S A, Haghgo H, Rostami R. Vestibular Stimulation and Auditory Perception in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder . IRJ. 2014; 12 (3) :39-42
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-365-en.html

1- Tabriz medical science University, Tabriz, Iran.
2- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (1291 Views)

Objectives: Rehabilitation strategies play a pivotal role in reliving the inappropriate behaviors and improving children's performance during school. Concentration and visual and auditory comprehension in children are crucial to effective learning and have drawn interest from researchers and clinicians. Vestibular function deficits usually cause high level of alertness and vigilance, and problems in maintaining focus, paying selective attention, and altering in precision and attention to the stimulus. The aim of this study is to investigate the correlation between vestibular stimulation and auditory perception in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Methods: Totally 30 children aged from 7 to 12 years with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder participated in this study. They were assessed based on the criteria of diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. After obtaining guardian and parental consent, they were enrolled and randomly matched on age to two groups of intervention and control. Integrated visual and auditory continuous performance test was carried out as a pre-test. Those in the intervention group received vestibular stimulation during the therapy sessions, twice a week for 10 weeks. At the end the test was done to both groups as post-test.

Results: The pre-and post-test scores were measured and compared the differences between means for two subject groups. Statistical analyses found a significant difference for the mean differences regarding auditory comprehension improvement.

Discussion: The findings suggest that vestibular training is a reliable and powerful option treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder especially along with other trainings, meaning that stimulating the sense of balance highlights the importance of interaction between inhabitation and cognition.

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Type of Study: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2014/06/20 | Accepted: 2014/07/27 | Published: 2014/09/1

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