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

Szabo, Gretchen Beideman and Holland, Audrey and Welsh, Jessica
Wii™-habilitation and aphasia groups: Systematic observation of communicative acts during four aphasia Wii™ groups. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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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.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2069
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.