The conductive environment enhances gross motor function of girls with Rett syndrome. A pilot study

Title

The conductive environment enhances gross motor function of girls with Rett syndrome. A pilot study

Creator

Lotan M; Schenker R; Wine J; Downs J

Publisher

Developmental Neurorehabilitation

Date

2012

Subject

tone and motor problems; Rett syndrome; physical intervention; daily training program; treadmill

Description

INTRODUCTION: Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurological disorder usually associated with a mutation in the MECP2 gene. Conductive Education (CE) is an educational approach that has not yet been explored with regard to children with RTT. OBJECTIVE: Assessing functional abilities of individuals with RTT due to CE intervention. DESIGN: A single subject, AB design. method: This study assessed the functional skills of three girls with RTT aged 3-5 years before and during participation in a CE programme. RESULTS: Gross motor function improvements were observed at the end of the intervention period. Gross motor skills declined slightly in all participants over the summer holidays but improved again a few months after recommencement of the educational year. CONCLUSION: Replication of this study with more subjects is justified as is comparison with other educational methods. A home intervention programme should be constructed to prevent decline of skills over the summer vacation.

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Citation

Lotan M; Schenker R; Wine J; Downs J, “The conductive environment enhances gross motor function of girls with Rett syndrome. A pilot study,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 20, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16732.

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