Date of Defense

Spring 4-13-1993


Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Debra Lindstrom-Hazel, Occupational Therapy

Second Advisor

Richard Cooper, Occupational Therapy


This study attempted to determine if children who have cerebral palsy show an impairment in visual perceptual ability. Twenty-seven children between the ages of six and twelve, who were identified as having cerebral palsy and normal intelligence were administered the Test of Visual Perceptual Skills (non-motor). The mean of their scaled scores were compared to the normative scaled scores that were found in the standardized testing manual. The results showed that the experimental group attained significantly lower scaled scores than the control group. These results assist in further identifying children, ages 6 to 12, who have cerebral palsy as also having visual perceptual deficits.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only