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The use of sensory integration therapy in the rehabilitation of balance disorders in children
Agata Pyda-Dulewicz 1/, Renata Pepaś 2/, Wiesław Konopka 3/
  • 1/ Zakład Dydaktyki Pediatrycznej Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi
  • 2/ Klinika Otolaryngologii Instytutu Centrum Zdrowia Matki Polki w Łodzi
  • 3/ Zakład Dydaktyki Pediatrycznej Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi, Klinika Otolaryngologii Instytutu Centrum Zdrowia Matki Polki w Łodzi

Vestibular system is the earliest-developing sensory system. This complex system has a tremendous impact on the proper
functioning and development of the child. Balance disorders are a serious problem in children. The disorders affect about 14%
of pediatric population. Diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders are particularly difficult in young patients. In many
cases, pharmacological treatment is not effective. Systematic rehabilitation is often the only alternative method in the treatment of children with vertigo. Sensory integration techniques make use of the same tools as habituation training. These methods offer many chances for implementing effective and interesting programs to treat vertigo and dizziness in children. Attractiveness of the sensory integration techniques causes that the young patients are more willing to participate in the treatment.

Otorynolaryngologia Vol 13. No 4. Decemberpages: from 186to 190
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