Xbox Kinect Offers A New Way To Help Children With Autism

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Students with autism often need a more kinesthetic approach to learning. That’s why for the past two years Steuart Weller Elementary in Virginia has been incorporating an Xbox Kinect into its classes for students with autism. People on the spectrum often have a hard time connecting with others, and since the gaming system uses motion sensors instead of a controller, it engages them physically while also making the students share space.

There still isn’t a lot of research about the Kinect as a type of therapy, but it has shown positive results as a behavioral tool as well as a motivational tool. Watch this video to learn more.

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