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Research Article  |   April 1990
The Effects of Keyguard Use and Pelvic Positioning on Typing Speed and Accuracy in a Boy With Cerebral Palsy
Author Affiliations
  • Diane J. McCormack, MS, OTR/L, at the time of this study, was Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota. She is currently in private practice. (Mailing address: PO Box 1382, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56501)
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Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Practice
Research Article   |   April 1990
The Effects of Keyguard Use and Pelvic Positioning on Typing Speed and Accuracy in a Boy With Cerebral Palsy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1990, Vol. 44, 312-315. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.4.312
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1990, Vol. 44, 312-315. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.4.312
Abstract

The effects of keyguard use and pelvic positioning (neutral versus posterior tilt) on typing proficiency was studied in an 8-year-old boy with athetoid and spastic cerebral palsy. Speed and accuracy were measured with the Mastertype computer software program (Zweig, 1984). The results showed that the use of a keyguard increased the subject’s typing accuracy and decreased his speed. Neither neutral nor posterior pelvic positioning appeared to have a significant effect on typing speed or on accuracy.