Comparative Study Of Tactile Discrimination In Completely Blind Braille Readers & Non Blind Non Braille Readers

Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences
Year: 2019, Volume: 21(A), Issue. (1), January
First page: (01) Last page: (10)
Online ISSN: 2249-7935
Print ISSN: 0975-8917
doi:

Comparative Study Of Tactile Discrimination In Completely Blind Braille Readers & Non Blind Non Braille Readers
C. Maitra1, Manasi Bhase2 , Swapnali Kadam3*
1-3Department of Physiology, Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, India
Corresponding author email id: kadamswapnali1@gmail.com

Online Published on 02-Jan-2019

ABSTRACT

Background: Braille readers are encouraged for various task which fosters their finger sensitivity. Tactile discrimination is ability to distinguish between two touch stimuli on skin. The present study was conducted to compare the sense of tactile discrimination in Blind Braille readers who are expertise in braille reading & non blind non braille readers. Method: Tactile discrimination was measured by Weber Compass Aesthesiometer in completely Blind Braille readers & Non blind Non Braille readers. Result & Analysis: Collected data was analyzed by t test. It was found that completely blind Braille readers had better tactile discrimination than non-blind non Braille readers. Conclusion: The present study showed that statistically significant results of higher tactile discrimination in completely blind Braille readers than non-blind non Braille readers. These results may help us in rehabilitation of blind Braille readers.

Keywords

Tactile discrimination, Braille readers, Non Braille readers

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