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European Journal of Special Needs Education Vol. 26, No. 3 (2011) pp. 323–336
Virtual reality (VR) technology enables evaluation and practice of specific skills in a motivating, user-friendly and safe way. The implementation of virtual game environments within clinical settings has increased substantially in recent years....
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 29, No. 3 (2008) pp. 273–287
Participation in leisure activities is a fundamental human right and an important factor of quality of life. Adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) and physical disabilities often experience limited opportunities to participate in leisure...
Virtual Reality as Means to Improve Physical Fitness of Individuals at a Severe Level of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 31, No. 4 (2010) pp. 869–874
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are in need of effective and motivating physical fitness training programs. The aim was to test the effectiveness of a virtual reality (VR)-based exercise program in improving the...
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice Vol. 18, No. 4 (May 2014) pp. 346–361
This article reports the results of a meta-analysis of technology-based intervention studies for children with autism spectrum disorders. We conducted a systematic review of research that used a pre-post design to assess innovative technology...
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research Vol. 32, No. 4 (December 2009) pp. 301–308
In recent years an increasing number of people under psychological distress turn to computer-mediated communication for support. A related development is the increasing number of computer-mediated support groups in which people meet, share interests,...
Improving Physical Fitness of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disability through a Virtual Reality Intervention Program
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 30, No. 2 (2009) pp. 229–239
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are in need of effective physical fitness training programs. The aim was to test the effectiveness of a Virtual Reality (VR)-based exercise program in improving the physical fitness...