Effects of Kinesthetic Training on the Perception Abilities of Cerebral Palsy Children

Hafiz Tahir Jameel, Farhat Yasmin  & Tricia Jokerst

Abstract

Cerebral palsy children are presented with the complaint of atypical activity in the muscle that leads to their poor perception abilities. The said condition may lead to poor perception abilities in these children. The present research was conducted to measure the influence of kinesthetic exercises on the perception abilities of cerebral palsy children. The study was conducted in a physiotherapy center named DisAbilites in Faisalabad. The sample was composed of nine cerebral palsy children. The pretest-posttest design was employed. The kinesthetic skills of the students were assessed by using the perceptible abilities of the students suffering from cerebral palsy. An intelligence test was used to measure the perception ability of the cerebral palsy children before and after the intervention. The intervention consisted of exercises performed by an experienced physiotherapist to enhance the kinesthetic skills of the children. Prior to the intervention, the pretest was administered. After six weeks of the intervention, the posttest measured kinesthetic skills and perception ability again. Results indicated a statistically significant increase in the kinesthetic skills of cerebral palsy children. The increase in the score of the kinesthetic skills influences the perception abilities of the cerebral children positively.

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