Keywords : Brain gym exercises. postural control
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 1686-1706
Hearing impaired children, showed deficits in both the movement and the balance on the postural control. this research was conducted for the objective of revealing the impact of exercising the brain gym on the postural control, among the students with hearing impairment,
Methods. A single before and after without control group experimental design, was performed. it involved 26 students with bilateral hearing impairment (deaf and dumb) their age ranged from 7 to 10 years. male & female. they fulfilled the inclusion criteria. One experimental group, participated in the intervention in which static and dynamic balance were measured by using BOTs. The students were subject to train the exercises for 1 hour per day – 3 times a week on the activities of the brain gym . that was run for 12 weeks, and pre & post intervention values were, measured. Results . there was a significant increase in the point score, scale score after intervention rather than the before treatment of the study’s group, with the probability of ,<0,001). There was no great differences regarding the point score, among girls & boys with the probability of p>0,05)- while there was no great increase in the scale score among males for the before intervention rather than among the females as the probability was >0,05)- while there was a great increase in the scale score among the 7,1-8,8 months of age group before treatment. compared with that of 8,9-10,8 months age group. with the probability =0,0008- and no significant differences post treatment with the probability of p>0,05).
Conclusions . the study showed: practicing the exercises of the brain gym was useful for the postural control among the students injured by the hearing impairments.