Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Sensory-Processing Differences in Children With Idiopathic Toe Walking (ITW)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Article Information
Sensory Integration and Processing / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Sensory-Processing Differences in Children With Idiopathic Toe Walking (ITW)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505130. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3205
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505130. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3205
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This study examines sensory functions in children with ITW and establishes a framework to detect sensory differences underlying ITW. Our results showed that ITW is related to sensory-processing differences, particularly in the area of vestibular processing. A small number of participants also showed differences in tactile and proprioceptive processing. Identifying sensory functions that underpin toe walking will contribute to targeted treatments for ITW.

Primary Author and Speaker: Virginia Chu

Contributing Authors: Laura Anderson