Games: Engaging Environments for Developing SkillsBy Satterfield, Pat; Shockley, Carol; Closing the Gap, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 1, 14, 24
Publication Date: August/September 2002
Article on playing games, and how they can be therapeutic. Some game modifications are mentioned for people with disabilities - specifically, Powerlink 3 and Boardmaker. Powerlink 3 can be used to control the action in musical chairs for someone who isn't physically able to play. It is a control switch interface unit designed to allow the user to operate two electrical appliances simultaneously with a switch. Using Boardmaker is also suggested for use in games that involve a great deal of communication. It is a symbolic communicator computer program designed to access over 3,000 symbols contained in the Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) Books I, II, and III for use by people with speech disabilties.
Assistive Products Discussed: POWERLINK 3 CONTROL UNIT
PICTURE COMMUNICATION SYMBOLS BOOK I, II, III & PICTURE COMMUNICATION SYMBOLS COMPLETE SET
Published by: Closing the Gap, Inc. (Website:http://www.closingthegap.com)