This narrative review highlights the latest achievements in the field of tele-rehabilitation: Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) serious games aimed at restoring and improving cognitive functions could be effectively used in Developmental Coordination Disorder Training. Studies investigating the effects of the abovementioned tech applications on cognitive improvement have been considered, following a comprehensive literature search in the scientific electronic databases: Pubmed, Scopus, Plos One, ScienceDirect. This review investigates the effects of VR and AR in improving space/motor skills through mental images manipulation training in children with developmental coordination disorders. The results revealed that in spite of the spreading of technology, actually only four studies investigated the effects of VR/AR tools on mental images manipulation. This study highlights new, promising VR and AR based therapeutic opportunities for digital natives now available, emphasizing the advantages of using motivational reward-oriented tools, in a playful therapeutic environment. However, more research in this filed is needed to identify the most effective virtual tool set for clinical use.

Lino, F., Arcangeli, V., Chieffo, D. P. R., The Virtual Challenge: Virtual Reality Tools for Intervention in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder, <<CHILDREN>>, 2021; 8 (4): 270-280. [doi:10.3390/children8040270] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/223474]

The Virtual Challenge: Virtual Reality Tools for Intervention in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder

Arcangeli, Valentina;Chieffo, Daniela Pia Rosaria
2021

Abstract

This narrative review highlights the latest achievements in the field of tele-rehabilitation: Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) serious games aimed at restoring and improving cognitive functions could be effectively used in Developmental Coordination Disorder Training. Studies investigating the effects of the abovementioned tech applications on cognitive improvement have been considered, following a comprehensive literature search in the scientific electronic databases: Pubmed, Scopus, Plos One, ScienceDirect. This review investigates the effects of VR and AR in improving space/motor skills through mental images manipulation training in children with developmental coordination disorders. The results revealed that in spite of the spreading of technology, actually only four studies investigated the effects of VR/AR tools on mental images manipulation. This study highlights new, promising VR and AR based therapeutic opportunities for digital natives now available, emphasizing the advantages of using motivational reward-oriented tools, in a playful therapeutic environment. However, more research in this filed is needed to identify the most effective virtual tool set for clinical use.
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Lino, F., Arcangeli, V., Chieffo, D. P. R., The Virtual Challenge: Virtual Reality Tools for Intervention in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder, <<CHILDREN>>, 2021; 8 (4): 270-280. [doi:10.3390/children8040270] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/223474]
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