Hsieh-Chun Hsieh, Hung-Yu Lin, Wen-Hsin Chiu, Ling Fu Meng, Chun Kai Liu; Upper-Limb Rehabilitation With Adaptive Video Games for Preschool Children With Developmental Disabilities. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(4):6904290020. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.014480
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OBJECTIVE. This study used a novel device to make video games accessible to children with developmental disabilities (DD) by modifying the training software and interfaces to enhance motor training.
METHOD. In the pretest–posttest design, 20 children (13 boys, 7 girls; mean age = 5.2 yr) with DD received adaptive upper-limb motor rehabilitation consisting of fifteen 30-min individual sessions 3 times per week for 5 wk.
RESULTS. Improvement in Beery–Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration and Peabody Developmental Motor Scales, Second Edition, scores for children with DD indicated significant differences between pretest and posttest.
CONCLUSION. The rehabilitation device modified for the needs of children with DD is effective in improving visual–motor performance of children with DD.
An adaptive video gaming rehabilitation device was developed as an effective treatment modality for enhancing motor coordination in children with DD.
The device shows potential to effectively address symptoms of motor delay.
The device provides a modifiable interface and games that can be graded according to therapists’ treatment plans.
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