Rong-Ju Cherng

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Forty-eight children, aged 4-6 years, walked while performing or not performing an easy or difficult concurrent motor task (carrying a tray with or without marbles on it) or cognitive task (repeating a series of digits forwards or backwards). The temporal-distance gait parameters were measured using a GAITRite electronic walkway system. Dual-task costs were(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of treadmill training with body weight support (TBWS) on gait and gross motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). DESIGN Eight children with spastic CP participated in the study. Their temporal-distance gait parameters, Gross Motor Function Measure, muscle tone, and selective motor control were assessed(More)
An experiment was conducted to compare the effects of bilateral and unilateral stance on postural fluctuations and intralimb coordination during active balance control. Fifteen participants stood bilaterally and unilaterally while conducting a pointing task with an outstretched arm. Excursion of center of foot pressure (CoP) and limb movements were recorded(More)
Maintenance of standing balance requires that sensory inputs be organized with the motor system. Current data regarding the influence of sensory inputs on standing balance in children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) are limited. This study compared the influence of sensory organization and each sensory input on the standing stability between(More)
We studied the kinetic characteristics of the knee in patients with spastic diplegia. Twenty three children with spastic diplegia were recruited and had their 46 limbs categorised into the following four groups: jump (n=7), crouch (n=8), recurvatum (n=14) and mild (n=17). In the crouch pattern, the patients usually had a larger and longer lasting internal(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare the mechanisms of brain activity, as revealed by a combination of the visuospatial attention shifting paradigm and event-related potentials (ERP) in children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and typically developing children. Twenty-eight DCD children and 26 typically developing children(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the effect of reaching in different directions on postural adjustment in children with diplegic cerebral palsy (CP), and to examine the relationship between hand reach performance and postural adjustment, and between postural control ability and postural adjustment. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING A movement science(More)
In spoken word production, a proximate unit is the first phonological unit at the sublexical level that is selectable for production (O'Seaghdha et al., 2010). The present study investigated whether the proximate unit in Chinese handwritten character production is the stroke, the radical, or something in between. A written version of the form preparation(More)
Inputs from the visual, somatosensory and vestibular systems must be integrated efficiently to activate appropriate motor responses in maintaining optimal balance. This study examined the standing balance of 17 children (7 to 10 years old) and 17 young adults (19 to 23 years old) as a function of sensory organization, sensory system efficiency, and postural(More)
In this study, we developed a balance assessment system in which the visual stimulus was generated by a virtual reality (VR) technique and somatosensation was obtained from a movable platform. By standing on the movable platform, the center of pressure (COP) was measured to express the subject's postural control in response to varied visual stimuli. From(More)