Monday, March 13, 2006

Video Game Therapy?

Trial to study games in cerebral palsy patient rehab

I found this article today that talks about a study about to begin that replaces the traditional person-to-person therapy with video game-to-patient therapy. It is being touted as the ultimate form of brain training (a glove over the patient hands directing movement, etc.) while also being cost effective and also more fun and enganging.

My thoughts are that I would never want to take that person-to-person element out of Ds therapy. We both get a lot out of the interactions and the knowledge that her therapists are able to give us. However, I can see how this form of treatment would be beneficial. I think the best alternative would be to give both types of treatment.

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