Assessment Techniques for Vestibular Evaluation in Pediatric Patients

L. Maureen Valente

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Abstract

The study of vestibular disorders in children has gained popularity over recent years. This chapter thoroughly describes the adaptation of adult techniques so that pediatric patients may be successfully evaluated. Assessment tools include strategies that may be implemented more informally during the medical/physical examination and more formal evaluative techniques, including videooculography, rotary chair, computerized dynamic posturography, vestibular evoked myogenic potentials, and others. It is crucial that the clinician obtains pediatric normative data, as opposed to comparing pediatric evaluative results with adult normative data. As with hearing impairment, the earlier a vestibular disorder is identified, the earlier the necessary remediation strategies may begin.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDizziness and Vertigo Across the Lifespan
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages47-61
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780323551373
ISBN (Print)9780323551366
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Computerized dynamic posturography
  • Pediatric vestibular
  • Rotary chair
  • Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials

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