عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Aims: Sensory processing training program is becoming a more practical method to improve braille writing skill of blindstudents and using this program has been associated with desirable outcomes. The purpose of the present research was to investigate the effectiveness of sensory processing training on braille writing skill of blind students.
Materials and Methods: The present research was a single-subject study with base line, intervention, and follow up design. The study population included second grade blindstudents in Isfahan, Iran. Participants were selected using convenient sampling method. Five blindstudents were included in the study. The sample group received sensory processing training for 10 sessions (three sessions weekly; each lasting for 45 minutes). The instrument used in the present research was braille writing skills inventory. The obtained data were analyzed using visual analysis.
Results: The results showed that during the visual analysis of data charts and based on the descriptive statistics, intervention has been effective in all five participants; respectively with percentage of non-overlapping data 100 for participants 1, 2, 4, and 5 and 83.33 for participants 3. Moreover, the mean scores for braille writing errors in participants 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 decreased from 63.33, 63.41, 61.43, 64.10, and 63.14 to 48.40, 47.96, 49.50, 48.63, and 48.86, respectively.
Conclusion: According to the findings of the present research, it is suggested that beside other educational and rehabilitation methods for blindchildren, sensory processing training program be applied, too.
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