M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Brain-damaged children--Education; Children with mental disabilities--Education; Sensory stimulation
Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this research was to determine if Sensory Stimulation had an effect on the motor development and communication skills of the students with Traumatic Brain Injury as compared to the students with Developmental Disabilities. Four students participated in this study: two were Traumatic Brain Injured and the other two were Developmentally Disabled.
To establish change over time the students' communication and motor skills were observed individually three times a week for four weeks. Eight domains were covered; responses could be verbal or non-verbal.
The results indicated that Sensory Stimulation proved to be beneficial because all four students showed some type of improvement. However, the Traumatic Brain Injured students responded significantly higher than the Developmentally Disabled students.
Bertolino-Russell, Eileen M., "The effects of sensory stimulation on students with traumatic brain injury as compared to students with developmental disabilities" (2001). Theses and Dissertations. 1546.