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Research Article  |   October 1980
Vestibular Function in Mildly Mentally Retarded Adults
Author Affiliations
  • Julie Shuer, M.A., OTR, is an occupational therapist in private practice, Los Angeles, California
  • Florence Clark, M.S., OTR, is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, Downey, California
  • Stanley P. Azen, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
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Research Article   |   October 1980
Vestibular Function in Mildly Mentally Retarded Adults
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1980, Vol. 34, 664-670. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.10.664
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1980, Vol. 34, 664-670. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.10.664
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the duration of nystagmus in mildly mentally retarded and normal adults as measured by the Southern California Postrotary Nystagmus Test. The results revealed that the retarded males demonstrated attenuated duration of nystagmus. These findings support the need for further investigation of possible sensory integrative deficits in this population so that proper treatment can be provided.