[games_access] games_access Digest, Vol 90, Issue 14

Ian Hamilton i_h at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 24 12:31:57 EDT 2011




I agree, the concept of "rehabilitation of persons with mental disability" isn't really correct.
Rehab means restoring back to how it was originally.. so psychiatric rehabilitation is about recovering from mental illness, eg. cognitive behavioural therapy to help with anxiety.
Cognitive disability is quite a different concept to a mental health issue.. it isn't a medical condition waiting to be cured.
Probably your best bet for things that are used for rehabilitation would be to get in touch with mental health professionals (social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists etc) and see if there are any relevant tools that they use.

These people might be a good starting point, they deal with children and adolescents so they're probably more likely to use games as a tool than practitioners who work with adults (although you might find they're more likely to be used for physio than psych):
http://www.gosh.nhs.uk/gosh/clinicalservices/DCAMH/Homepage


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> It's a bit of a difficult question, and using quite loaded language, that

> I'd personally avoid: "games to help the rehabilitation of persons with

> mental disability".

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> There are many games deliberately aimed at learning disabled people, from

> SEN Switcher and the like onwards. I wouldn't call them rehab though.

> They're experiential, fun and or educational. Not rehab to my mind.

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> Cognitive disability covers a broad range of issues, including: memory,

> processing, language and control. There are some common things that can

> benefit the huge range of people who may be affected by those issues. Here's

> a few basics to add to the GA.com list:

> http://www.gamebase.info/magazine/read/wish-list-for-accessible-game-design_531.html

> (with some games detailed).

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> As for things like Alzheimer's, Dyslexia etc. - I'm aware of some bits going

> on in the background - but nothing much, as Thomas says.

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> Barrie

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> From: "Thomas Westin" <thomasw at dsv.su.se>

> Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:53 PM

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> > Hi,

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> > this is interesting as the paper Michelle, Kevin, Dimitris and I wrote for

> > HCII 2011 concluded there seems to be very little research done in the

> > field of cognition related disabilities in games.

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> > I am very interested of taking part of her results.

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> > Here is one resource that came to my mind

> > http://www.accessibility.nl/games/index.php?pagefile=cognitive

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> > Mvh / Best regards

> > Thomas Westin

> > Stockholm University :: dsv.su.se :: +46 73-707 86 86

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> > On 22Aug 2011, at 9:30 PM, Sandra Uhling wrote:

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> >> what about the games for Health email list?

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> >> I'm a computer sciences student at the IUST University. And I'm working

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> >> the subject of "games to help the rehabilitation of persons with mental

> >> disability,".I would ask you if there are some computer games, please

> >> introduce it to me.

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