THE EFFECT OF HYBERPARIC OXYGEN THERAPY ON GROSS MOTOR SKILLS, SOCIALTY AND AWARNESS OF CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSYAND MENTAL HANDICAP

  • Hiyam J. Katanani Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, PrincessRahmaCollege, Al-Balqa‟ Applied University, Salt, Jordan

Abstract

The current study examined the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on gross motor skills, sociality and awareness of 12 children diagnosed as cases of cerebral palsy with mental handicap.A Questionnaire was filled by the parents and care providers who take care of those cases. The protocol of HBOT was 40 sessions of treatment of 100% oxygen at 1.75 atmospheres(atm) abs for 60 minutes. The averages and standard deviations were calculated to estimate the behaviors of the children before and after being subjected to the oxygen treatment program. Apparently,the results were encouraging, but after they were analysed,no statistical significant value was found. So the benefits of HBOT in such cases is controversial and lots of studies should be done.

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Published
2012-05-20
How to Cite
Katanani, H. J. (2012). THE EFFECT OF HYBERPARIC OXYGEN THERAPY ON GROSS MOTOR SKILLS, SOCIALTY AND AWARNESS OF CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSYAND MENTAL HANDICAP. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 8(10). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2012.v8n10p%p