International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education


International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2021)

A study on effectiveness of therapeutic hand exercises in improving handwriting and speed for post stroke peripheral dysgraphia [writing disability]


G Srinivasan, N N Bobby

Introduction: The main “language center” resides in the left hemisphere of the brain, when this part of the brain is damaged by a stroke, verbal and written communication skills are diminished. Therapeutic hand writing exercises for stroke patients can help improve dysgraphia by retraining fine motor skills and cognitive functions. Aim: The aim of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of hand therapy in improving handwriting and speed for post stroke peripheral Dysgraphia (writing disability) Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of hand therapy in improving speed for post stroke peripheral Dysgraphia by using word per minute test. To evaluate the effectiveness of hand therapy in improving handwriting for post stroke peripheral Dysgraphia by using Handwriting Legibility Scale Method: Present study is a pre and post experimental study, involving 10 post stroke subjects with writing disability, age between 40-50yrs. An interventional program of hand exercises are given to the subject for 30mints in a day for 5days per week.As a baseline measure word per minute test and handwriting legibility scale is assessed and reassessed after 3 months. Result: The showed a significant improvement in handwriting after the application of hand therapy. Conclusion: The study concluded that hand therapy are effective in improving handwriting and speed for post stroke peripheral Dysgraphia.
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G Srinivasan, N N Bobby. A study on effectiveness of therapeutic hand exercises in improving handwriting and speed for post stroke peripheral dysgraphia [writing disability]. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 6, Issue 6, 2021, Pages 4-6
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