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Percept Mot Skills. 2005 Jun;100(3 Pt 1):892-4.

A microswitch cluster to enhance arm-lifting responses without dystonic head tilting by a child with multiple disabilities.

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Department of Psychology, University of Bari, Via Quintino Sella 268, 70100 Bari, Italy.


This study assessed whether a microswitch duster with favorite stimulation could help a 9.1-yr.-old child with multiple disabilities increase arm-lifting responses without dystonic, sideways head tilting. The microswitch cluster involved two microswitches, one at the child's arm to monitor the lifting response, and the other at the child's head to monitor whether it was tilted during arm lifting. Analysis showed that the percentage of arm-lifting responses occurring without head tilting increased most visibly when favorite stimulation focused on those (appropriate) responses.

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