Research & Scholarly Achievement
at Gallaudet University
Pediatric normative data on postural sway: CDP versus mCTSIB
The purpose of this study is to determine the average postural sway of typically developing children. Postural sway was assessed in two age groups of children using the computerized dynamic posturography (CDP) and the modified clinical test of sensory integration of balance (mCTISB). The children studied all have no known history of balance difficulties, and normal hearing sensitivity and middle ear status. Participants underwent 10 conditions to assess the extent of how the three sensory systems contribute to postural stability. The results of this study will contribute to the understanding of postural development in children and assist with early and accurate detection of vestibular deficits in children.