The effect of low frequency sound on the physical parameters of behaviourin children with neurological impairments

Objective of research: The main objective of this work is related to the investigation of the effects of acoustic stimulants on changes in the physiological behaviour of a child with neurological impairments. Clinical research in the field of vibro-acoustic therapy (VAT) have cited that low frequency sound is transmitted through sensory nerve tracks and in this way influence the central nervous system, motorneurons and the endocrine system. Subjects and methods: The research was carried out on a sample of six subjects (three girls and three boys) aged from 3 to 6 years. The program was conducted over 14 sessions (2 sessions weekly for 30 minutes each). For the purpose of evaluation, physiological markers of behaviour were monitored. The results were analysed using the INDIFF program for the five defined variables: body temperature, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, heart rate and range of movement. Further evaluation of motor status was also made using the Gross Motor Function Measurement (GMFM – 88). Results: The results gained confirm the hypothesis set about the effects of selective acoustic stimulants on the induction of neurological chain reactions, which was seen in the active movements and the experience of satisfaction and comfort in the subjects.
Category: Abstracts
Volume: Vol. 52, No 3, july - september 2008
Authors: A. Katušić
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