Thursday, 9 October 2008

Wii

A fun potential pedagogic tool

Immediately upon its introduction nearly two years ago Wii technology has offered obvious possibilities for children and adults with disabilities – for leisure, for exercise and, if appropriately used, as pedagogic tool.

When I was in Hong Kong in the summer I saw it used by a man with paraplegia attending SAHK’s Jocky Club New Page Inn. Earlier this year the Hungarian magazine Index reported its use at the Pető Institute by children with cerebral palsy.

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References

Schmidt, T. A. (2007) Is the Wii Really Good for Your Health? Time, 1 February
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1584697,00.html

Magyarósi C. (2008) Szeretem, mert kifáraszt [I like it because I’m exhausted], Index, 5 May
http://index.hu/tech/hardver/szrkf080411/

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