Dear Dr. Geek,
I am wondering what some therapeutic video games may be. I am in charge of multiple children throughout the week and feel that video games do not cause significant problems if appropriately handled. I have the ability to bring in video games to help facilitate daily activities or for rewards. Any suggestions?
- VG Helper
Dear VG Helper,
A great topic! Thinking of children and how to engage them is always an incredible idea and really quite noble. It is also difficult in thinking of ways to handle them and help them understand and engage in other behaviors. I truly believe video games are a novel way in which to do that.
Here are my suggestions with specific ideas in which to implement them:
I hope this is helpful!
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