Wii™-habilitation and aphasia groups: Systematic observation of communicative acts during four aphasia Wii™ groups

Szabo, Gretchen Beideman and Holland, Audrey and Welsh, Jessica (2009) Wii™-habilitation and aphasia groups: Systematic observation of communicative acts during four aphasia Wii™ groups. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

The use of the Nintendo Wii™ gaming system in a rehabilitative capacity is emerging in physical therapy rehabilitation journals and in news articles and releases from rehabilitation departments and centers across the world (Deutsch, Borbely, Filler, Huhn, & Guarrera-Bowlby, 2008; Tanner, 2008; Coyne, 2008). The incorporation of an Aphasia Wii™ Group at a community based aphasia center is examined. Systematic observation of aphasia groups using the Wii™ Sports game demonstrates that it provides opportunities for a variety of communicative acts and psychosocial benefits. Qualitative methods are used to analyze and discuss identified benefits, and areas for further research are identified.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Cheryl Brown
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2069

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