A computer assisted rehabilitation experience in neuropsychologically disabled children

G. Reni, E. Castelli, M. Cannao, D. Vilani, G. Moretti

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Abstract

The application of computer programs as a possible strategy in rehabilitation of children with cognitive problems is studied. Four programs were designed to stimulate various basic brain functions: problem solving, categorization, logical sequence, and spatial thought. The programs were tested on a group of 20 mentally retarded young subjects matched with a comparison group of 20 like subjects trained with ordinary techniques. The computer-trained group showed a significant improvement in tests involving attention, motivation for learning, and problem solving abilities. These results confirm the usefulness of specific software as a rehabilitative method in dealing with cognitive problems of children.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages1155-1156
Number of pages2
Volume13
Editionpt 3
ISBN (Print)0780302168
Publication statusPublished - 1991
EventProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Oct 31 1991Nov 3 1991

Other

OtherProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period10/31/9111/3/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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    Reni, G., Castelli, E., Cannao, M., Vilani, D., & Moretti, G. (1991). A computer assisted rehabilitation experience in neuropsychologically disabled children. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (pt 3 ed., Vol. 13, pp. 1155-1156). Publ by IEEE.