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Postural control and co-ordination disorders: The swinging room revisited

Wann, J.P., Mon-Williams, M. and Rushton, K. (1998) Postural control and co-ordination disorders: The swinging room revisited. Human Movement Science, 17 (4-5). pp. 491-513. ISSN 0167-9457

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Abstract

The postural stability of different groups of children was examined using the “swinging-room” paradigm of Lee, D.N., Aronson, E., 1974. Perception and Psychophysics 15, 529–532. Nursery age children (3–4 years), children with co-ordination difficulties (DCD: 10–12 years), age-matched controls and adults were compared in their sway responses when they were presented with a moving visual world while standing upright on a static floor. Gain estimates for the vision-posture transfer function suggested that nursery children still depend upon vision as a major source of postural information, whereas this dependence is not evident in older control children. The children with DCD could be separated into two groups: (i) those who had postural control problems and demonstrated a bias to use visual information equivalent to the nursery children and (ii) those who passed a standard postural control assessment and did not differ from age-matched controls in the swinging room context.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: movement disorders; children; visual perception; balance
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > Institute of Psychological Sciences (Leeds) > Cognitive Psychology (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2009 13:54
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2010 14:24
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-9457(98)00011-6
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V.
Identification Number: 10.1016/S0167-9457(98)00011-6
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8703

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