Durkin, K. (2010) Videogames and young people with developmental disorders. Review of General Psychology, 14 (2). pp. 122-140. ISSN 1089-2680Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Young people with developmental disorders experience difficulties with many cognitive and perceptual tasks, and often suffer social impairments. Yet, like typical youth, many appear to enjoy playing videogames. This review considers the appeal of videogames to individuals with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and specific language impairment. It examines how they respond to the various challenges that play entails with particular reference to sensory, cognitive, and social dimensions. It is argued that research into how these young people engage voluntarily with this dynamic and challenging medium offers great potential to extend our empirical and theoretical understanding of the disorders. Many gaps in our current knowledge are identified and several additional themes for possible future research are proposed.
|Keywords:||ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, developmental disorders, dopamine, specific language impairment, videogames, autism spectrum disorders, Psychology, Psychology(all)|
|Subjects:||Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Psychology|
|Depositing user:||Miss Lisa McWhinnie|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jul 2010 08:48|
|Last modified:||22 Jul 2016 02:30|