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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...
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....
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...
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...
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...