Video Game Therapy as an Intervention for Children With Disabilities Literature Review and Program Protocol

Concepcion, Hans
August 2017
Therapeutic Recreation Journal;2017, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p221
Academic Journal
Childhood obesity, autism spectrum disorder, and developmental disability are among a long list of physical and cognitive conditions facing many youth today that can all benefit from a treatment program that includes a video game therapy intervention administered by a recreation therapist. Video game therapy is a modern method of assistive technology treatment that uses interactive video games to promote health benefits. This manuscript examines evidence- based outcomes of the positive effects of therapeutic video games and digital assistive technology particularly for children with obesity and children with mental or developmental disorders. In addition, a working program protocol for a video game therapy program for children with obesity is provided.


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