Xbox Kinect as a Sensory Tool?

Because both of my 2E girls have sensory issues, their OT suggests that it would be a good idea for them to do some sort of movement before school in the morning.  The benefits of just a few minutes of activity are supposed to last for hours, helping them to be organized, calm and focused at school.

It’s been hard in the winter just getting them out of the house in the dark and cold, so I thought that the Xbox Kinect might be a good way to tempt them into moving in the mornings.

We purposely never had any kind of gaming device, because we knew that our girls would get hooked.  But when we thought about the sensory benefits and the fact that I could use it to workout in the mornings at home, we decided to buy one.  So far, it’s been a great success.

There seem to be lots of games that require left/right coordination which will be great for Zoolander’s bi-lateral confusion.  Seems to be a good workout for all of us too… and the best part is that Zoolander, at least, has been rushing to get ready for school in the morning so she’ll have free-time to play.  Sweet.

Posted on March 23, 2011, in Sensory, Twice Exceptional and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I'd say that's a pretty good use of the game on both counts!

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