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Research Article  |   October 1987
Evaluating the Visual-Perceptual Skills of Children With Cerebral Palsy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Christine Menken, MS, OTR, is a Staff Therapist at Courage Center, Golden Valley, Minnesota. (Mailing address: 3117 Girard Avenue South, Apt. 1, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408.)
  • Sharon A. Cermak, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, is Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at Boston University, Sargent College of Allied Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Anne Fisher, ScD, OTR, is Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Sharon A. Cermak and Anne Fisher are faculty members of Sensory Integration International, 1402 Cravens Avenue, Torrance, California.
    Sharon A. Cermak and Anne Fisher are faculty members of Sensory Integration International, 1402 Cravens Avenue, Torrance, California.Ă—
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Features
Research Article   |   October 1987
Evaluating the Visual-Perceptual Skills of Children With Cerebral Palsy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1987, Vol. 41, 646-651. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.10.646
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1987, Vol. 41, 646-651. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.10.646
Abstract

The Test of Visual-Perceptual Skills (TVPS) was used to determine if children with cerebral palsy demonstrated problems in visual perception on a motor-free visual perception test. Twenty-four children with cerebral palsy and 24 normal children, all of normal intelligence, were given the TVPS. Results showed that children with cerebral palsy attained significantly lower mean perceptual quotients than did the normal children. The TVPS appears to be a useful tool for the occupational therapist in evaluating visual perception in children with cerebral palsy.