Assessing the Effect of Game System for Rehabilitation on Rehabilitation of Autism and Cerebral Palsy
Department of Psychology, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
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This work presented a system to encourage children and adolescents with autism and cerebral palsy (CP) to improve their abilities of self-care, mobility and sociality. A study was conducted with 51 children with autism and 36 children with CP using the Game System for Rehabilitation with Kinect at intervals of one month. The scope of this study was aimed to evaluate the effects of Game System for Rehabilitation in terms of self-care, mobility and social function of children and adolescents with autism and CP. Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) was used to determine the functional abilities of self-care, mobility and sociability. Data obtained allowed us to conclude that the positive effects of the Game System for Rehabilitation on the functional abilities of self-care, mobility and social function with disabilities were significant. The Game System for Rehabilitation applied for children and adolescents with autism and CP was effective for the targeted population. And it gives a new light for children with autism and CP to continue their rehabilitation successfully.
Key words: game system for rehabilitation / Cerebral palsy (CP) / autism / PEDI / rehabilitation / Kinect
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