Visual-motor coordination computerized training improves the visuo-spatial performance in a child affected by Cri-du-Chat syndrome

Maria Rosa Pizzamiglio, Marianna Nasti, Laura Piccardi, Claudio Vitturini, Daniela Morelli, Cecilia Guariglia

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Abstract

The present study reports on the effects of an experimental computerized training specifically conceived for improving visual-motor coordination in a child (L.D.J.) affected by Cri-du-Chat syndrome. The child was asked to touch a picture on the screen with a coordinated hand movement to obtain the appearance of a new picture. The training was organized into four levels of increasing difficulty, which were progressively administered in different sessions. Response times and number of errors were collected at each session. The child improved in performing computerized training, becoming faster and more accurate. Unlike control participants, she also improved in performing untrained tasks, which implied similar skills. Repercussions on L.D.J.'s autonomy and communication skills in daily life are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Rehabilitation Research
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

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Keywords

  • Computerized training
  • Cri-du-Chat syndrome
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Rehabilitation training
  • Severe mental retardation
  • Visual-motor coordination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)

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