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Play and Heal: Video Games As Autism Therapy A young autistic child sits alone in his room, glued to the television screen and playing a video game. Our assumptions may lead us to believe that he is doing this as … Continue reading

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Core Value I. My work demonstrates that I used a variety of social and interactive practices that involve recursive stages of exploration, discovery, conceptualization, and development. On the first day of class, when the rewriting and extensive feedback aspects were … Continue reading

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1. Gregoire, Carolyn. “Why These Neuroscientists Are Prescribing Video Games” The Huffington Post., 29 Oct. 2014. Web. 24 Nov. 2015. Background: This Huffington Post article provides a brief overview of the researchers’ findings. It explains what the game aims … Continue reading

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An App that Combats Autism Autism causes its victims to suffer varying degrees of social ineptitude, so playing video games does not sound like an appropriate treatment. Surprisingly, sitting alone while glued to a screen promotes social skills and empathy. … Continue reading

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Shooting and Strategic Games Are Good For Us If it’s true that an idle mind is the Devil’s playground, then video games are God’s amusement park. Studies done by the American Psychological Association on gamers are revealing the cognitive benefits … Continue reading

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Fire up the Xbox, pop in a prescribed disc, and undergo autism treatment. Having autistic subjects postpone real-life social interaction and opt for a virtual game to enhance their social skills seems questionable. Yet, it’s happening at The Center for Brain Health … Continue reading

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Video Games: Improving Cognitive Abilities, Treating Disorders Soon, we will be able to walk into our local pharmacy and pick up an interesting prescription: a video game. Long thought of as simply entertainment, video games are proving to be feasible … Continue reading

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Autistic Gamers Will Not Become Hermits Video game players are sometimes thought of as antisocial loners who sit alone in a dark room, a controller in one hand while the other is submerged in a bag of Cheetos. Although generally … Continue reading

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Supportive 3 (Beef article) Claim- With 98% of farms and ranches in the U.S. family owned and operated, I know that today’s food is grown by people who care about the animals, the environment and the final retail product. The author … Continue reading

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Video Games: The Brain’s Favorite Pastime From plastering on a poker face behind splayed cards to bending over backwards to narrowly miss skimming a limbo pole, we are innately drawn to playing games. In the modern era, where technology rules … Continue reading

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