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ERIC Number: ED260526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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The Use of Computers and Video Games in Brain Damage Therapy.
Lorimer, David
The use of computer assisted therapy (CAT) in the rehabilitation of individuals with brain damage is examined. Hardware considerations are explored, and the variety of software programs available for brain injury rehabilitation is discussed. Structured testing and treatment programs in time measurement, memory, and direction finding are described, as well as such unstructured programs as games, puzzles, and educational routines. The use of video games to heighten interest and motivation is noted. Two case studies are offered which compare conventional therapy and CAT for head injury victims. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of problems in rehabilitation of persons with head injuries, including resistance of insurance companies to pay for computer equipment. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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