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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Gaming treatment for autism

Gaming treatment for autism used in Issaquah - KAYU

One in every 110 kids in the United States have autism, but the Lakeside Center for Autism in Issaquah is turning technology into treatment.

"It`s always a barrier for our kids with autism to connect socially and with peers especially," said Lakeside counselor Peiera Miller.

That's where the Kinect comes in. The gaming system is helping to teach basic skills most of us take for granted.

When Landon Kacatin arrived at Lakeside three years ago, he wasn't talking. "He's OK with adults, but with children that's very difficult for him; he would avoid it all the time," said his mother, Laconia Kacatin.

After just a year of playing games on the Kinect, Landon isn't just talking to other kids, he's rooting for them.

More @ http://www.myfoxspokane.com/news/kcpq-gaming-treatment-for-autism-used-in-issaquah-20111207,0,6183377.story


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