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07 May 2012

Video games help kids with Cerebral Palsy

Scientists has found that video games offer an enjoyable opportunity to promote light to moderate physical activity in children with Cerebral Palsy and may help in therapy.

Like their healthy peers, children with disabilities may spend too much time in front of a video screen. For children with cerebral palsy (CP), this leads to an even greater risk of being overweight or developing health issues such as diabetes or musculoskeletal disorders.

"While our results did not show that AVG game play can be regarded as a replacement for more vigorous physical activity or muscle strengthening, we found that some games may provide targeted therapy focused on specific joints or movements."

 
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