Ready Patient One: Video Games as Therapy

Recently, we have been talking a lot about video games and how they can help treat several disorders. However, probably the most significant advances are related to the treatment of autism.

July 10,  2018

Over the past year, several small pilot studies have produced promising results for games designed to help children with autism, showing that they may improve a range of abilities — including balance, attention and gaze control. The creators of those games are working to prove that those gains persist and translate into real-life benefits.

In addition to their therapeutic potential, video games designed for people on the spectrum may hold other benefits.

Getting really good at playing a video game can be an antidote to difficulties in school and trouble making friends.

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