Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Investigating the Use of Virtual Reality (VR) as a Therapeutic Intervention for Two Pediatric Populations: Cerebral Palsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Horizon Post Acute and Rehabilitation, Glendale, AZ, USA
  • Mary Baldwin University / Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, Fishersville, VA, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Investigating the Use of Virtual Reality (VR) as a Therapeutic Intervention for Two Pediatric Populations: Cerebral Palsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505223. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8047
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505223. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8047
Abstract

Date Presented 04/06/19

This study investigated the feasibility of virtual reality (VR) as a therapeutic intervention for two pediatric populations: cerebral palsy and autism. OTs, children with autism, and their caregivers trialed VR and subsequently participated in either a focus group or a semistructured interview. Data analysis revealed several themes regarding the use of VR with these populations. Positive results indicate the need for future development of pediatric-specific VR programs.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jennilee Dodds

Additional Authors and Speakers: Allison Ellington