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BeardedSonOfNel 02-17-2017 05:15 AM

Video Games Can Help Children With Cerebral Palsy
 

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Most children with CP require ongoing therapy and exercise to maintain or improve their function. Typical therapy programs target the legs, meaning the child can be independently mobile, and the hands and arms, so the child can be independent with activities of daily living, like dressing, feeding and manipulating objects.

These exercises are necessary to improve muscle and limb coordination, control and range of motion. However, engaging children with CP in meaningful therapy can be difficult, despite the merits of the exercise and the potential therapeutic benefits. Like most exercises, they are seen as work.

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I wondered if it was possible to improve hand sensation and function through an activity that would require a child with CP to actively use and focus their attention on both their hands. To do this, I needed a highly engaging yet accessible activity. Like gaming.
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PacerDawn 02-17-2017 05:36 AM

That's awesome. Now we are training the mentally ill to be hardened killers by having them play murder-simulators. This is the next step in Project X. I'll bet that kid is tea-bagging someone in CS:GO.

Therapist: Ok, now rotate the right side to make your character crouch over his head
Kid: huh huh. That's my balls.

Someone call Tipper Gore!

brandonjclark 02-17-2017 11:56 AM

lol Pacer...

It's a great medium for lots of things we probably aren't using it already for today.


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