Dinosaur Claw: Physical Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

2016-11-10T10:12:11-04:00By |Categories: Assistive Technology, blog, Cody Lawson, Editor's Picks, General, Therapies, Think Tank, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

"Helping Hands" at Rice University have developed Dino-Might, a controller/game designed for patients with cerebral palsy to use for physical therapy.

Diffuse White Matter in Brain Linked to Language Impairment, Amplified with Autism

2016-11-10T10:12:11-04:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, General, Medical|Tags: , , , , , |

Research published last month in the American Journal of Neuroradiology found anomalies in the connecting neural tissues between two primary language processing centers of the brain in autistic children and children with language impairment. The findings indicate that the differences existed in all participants but were more pronounced when language impairment was a factor for the child.

Videos games as therapy?

2016-11-10T10:12:12-04:00By |Categories: blog, Cody Lawson, Editor's Picks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Video games may not be as bad for us as our mothers told us. The latest foray into the virtual realm stems from the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, citing that targeted rehabilitation of patients with Cerebral Palsy can be achieved through the use of active video games (Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 Kinect, Playstation Move, etc.).