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Research Article  |   March 1985
Application of an ATNR Rating Scale to Normal Preschool Children
Author Affiliations
  • Ruth Zemke, PhD, OTR, is Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, University of Southern California, Downey, CA 90242
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Research Article   |   March 1985
Application of an ATNR Rating Scale to Normal Preschool Children
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1985, Vol. 39, 178-180. doi:10.5014/ajot.39.3.178
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1985, Vol. 39, 178-180. doi:10.5014/ajot.39.3.178
Abstract

An Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex Rating Scale was applied to data from 40 normal 3- and 5-year-old children. Raw scores representing degrees of elbow flexion in response to passive head rotation were converted using a four-point scale, and the results of eight trials in quadrupedal posture were summed. These results reinforce those of previous studies: the mean inhibition scores increased with age, whereas the variance decreased. Results also support further development of normative data for clinical use of the scale.