Navigation Links
EASe Funhouse Video Game Helps Children with Autism Learn to Improve Sensory Processing
Date:12/1/2009

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1 in 150 children in the United States is born with an autism spectrum disorder. These children can learn to cope with noise and improve sensory processing by playing the new therapeutic PC video game EASe Funhouse Treasure Hunt from Vision Audio, Inc., a wonderful holiday gift idea for a child on the autism spectrum.

Joppa, MD (PRWEB) December 1, 2009 -- The new therapeutic PC game EASe Funhouse Treasure Hunt from Vision Audio Inc. uses 3-D game technology to help children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) learn to cope with noise and improve sensory processing.

Human beings experience the world through multiple senses -- sight, sound, touch, taste, smell and balance -- but children with an ASD have debilitating difficulties filtering and processing this continuous flow of information. They can be easily over stimulated by their environment. A touch may feel like a burn, lights may be blinding, sounds deafening, smells repugnant. Some children may appear deaf or develop perseverant behaviors like hand flapping. Others may have difficulty with proprioception and balance. These reactions are well known to parents of children on the autism spectrum.

Vision Audio has a long history of helping children on the autism spectrum. EASe (Electronic Auditory Stimulation effect) music CDs were the original disc-based listening therapy program, designed to stimulate, challenge and promote healthy sensory processing in children with an ASD. Tens of thousands of therapists have used them successfully since 1995.

Now, EASe games are the first high-quality 3-D PC video games designed as therapeutic teaching tools for children on the autism spectrum. Therapists have clinically tested EASe video games since 2007 with positive results.

“There is great value in the music, visual tracking, motor control and visual-vestibular input portion/components of the EASe program,” said therapist Wendy Aeling of Waconia, Minnesota. “The CD wraps so many good therapeutic qualities into one fun game. Kids love it and frequently ask to use it.”

EASe Funhouse Treasure Hunt is designed to stimulate, but not over-stimulate, a child who is challenged by sensory processing and organization.

“Our goal is to balance the child’s sensory experiences,” said Bill Mueller, president of Vision Audio in Joppa, Maryland. “Too much stimulation can result in fight-or-flight responses. Too little stimulation and we won't get past the child's existing sensory defense mechanisms."

"Over time, the sensory events in the virtual world of the EASe game will create a palette of experiences that help the child learn to cope with similar events in the real world. For example, a child can learn to associate crowd noise with a positive experience of playing a ball game. Bouncing around in the vehicles can teach them to manage their own visual orientation and balance in the real world."

EASe Funhouse Treasure Hunt is an exciting and nonviolent video game that reinforces organization and attention through stimulation of the auditory/vestibular/visual triad. The video game encourages the child to listen and follow verbal and on-screen directions to scan the environment and to collect letters, words, faces and object treasures.

In EASe Funhouse, the player controls a tiny toy tractor careening through a topsy-turvy toy land, collecting treasures and listening to EASe therapeutic music. The game is set in six virtual playrooms, each presenting unique challenges. One playroom has elevators and three vertical levels to explore. In another, the player looks down through mesh panels onto a spacious environment. The child always controls his or her movement through the virtual world.

The educational aspect of the game is simple and effective. A treasure is shown on the screen and the child is instructed to find and tag it in the 3-D world. Treasures include words, dot cards (quantity), images of human faces (male, female, happy, sad, laughing, frightened, etc.), colors and geometric shapes. Features such as ball games challenge a child’s hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills.

“EASe Funhouse is a teaching rather than a testing environment,” said Mueller. “The game encourages the child to follow directions, attend and focus, explore and learn, but they’re never tested on what they know or don’t know.”

Instead, teaching is presented as a simple gift of knowledge. A soothing voice says to "Find the six red dots." If the child tags a happy man instead, the voice says, "That is a happy man. Find the six red dots." Information is visually reinforced, creating a mental image map from which the child can recall, when later asked to find the "happy man."

EASe Funhouse Treasure Hunt is appropriate for children six and up, but younger children can benefit from sitting on a parent's lap, wearing headphones, while the parent drives.

A free demo of EASe Funhouse can be downloaded at www.easecd.com along with more information and research studies on EASe technology. Price is $39.00 plus $4 shipping and handling. Vision Audio Inc., (410) 679-1605, 611 Anchor Drive Joppa MD 21085.

Click for other EASe games

Vision Audio Inc. of Joppa, Maryland, creates therapeutic audio CDs and PC video games to assist children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, ADD, ADHD, Down Syndrome and other neurological conditions, learn to cope with noise and sensory hypersensitivity issues. In 1995, Vision Audio created the Electronic Auditory Stimulation effect EASe CD series, now used worldwide by tens of thousands of families as well as sensory integration, physical and occupational therapists, school systems and organizations to treat brain-injured children. Vision Audio’s home-based therapeutic products allow families to improve their children’s sensory coping skills, while independent therapist-directed programs like Vital Links’ Therapeutic Listening® program train therapists to direct and monitor the use of EASe CDs. For more information on EASe audio and video programs, visit www.easecd.com. For therapist training, visit www.vitallinks.net.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/12/prweb3280444.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. New Videos Help Parents of Picky Eaters
2. NCL Security Launches EyeCentral Video Platform for the Security Industry to Generate Recurring Monthly Revenue for Central Stations and Security Dealers
3. Women's Hair Loss Treatment Results Captured on Video to Inspire Others
4. Family Health History and Genetics Privacy is the Newest Addition to the ACMG Genetics & Your Health Video Series
5. Waterproof, Cleanable Computer Keyboard Video Comparison Now Available on You Tube
6. Pennsylvania Department of Health Releases H1N1 Flu Prevention Music Video
7. Active Video Games Count as Exercise
8. November 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Self-Care Tips for Hemorrhoids, Interactive Video Games Improve Health and Heart Failure Treatments
9. Austin Cosmetic Dentist Offers $15,000 Worth of Dental Work in Most Interesting Patient in the World Video Contest
10. One Catholic Priest and Eleven Other Pro-Lifers Arrested for Tearing Up Nancy Pelosis Health Care Bill Outside Her Office; See Video Below
11. New Video Post Shows Minimally Invasive Procedure To Correct Sunken Chest Syndrome
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
EASe Funhouse Video Game Helps Children with Autism Learn to Improve Sensory Processing
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... This weekend, from Friday, May 6 - Sunday, May 8, fifteen ... at the first Team Semper Fi Mountain Bike Camp, hosted in conjunction with WTB ... legends Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler, who’ll share pro tips with the injured veterans as ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... advisory organization, announces McLaughlin & Smoak Benefits as the latest addition to its ... Benefits has a dedicated team of compliance, wellness, human resources, and health care ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The University of Western States (UWS) chapter ... National SACA Leadership Conference on the Portland campus September 23-25. The conference is ... together and develop skills to be future leaders in the profession. , ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... among Pittsburgh-area schoolchildren has found that more than 40 percent of participating fifth-grade ... MD , Director of Allergy and Asthma Clinical Research in the Division of ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... experience, adapted to people’s every day living patterns, Amerec, a Seattle-based steam bath ... and smart phone app. , The user interface of the app, developed for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... May 4, 2016 ... the  "Global Acute Myeloid Leukemia Market and ... their offering.       (Logo: ... Leukemia Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights 2016, ... pipeline products, Acute Myeloid Leukemia epidemiology, Acute ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... 3, 2016 BioNovus Innovations LLC and ... Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI) today announced a new ... and medical devices. An agreement between ... to license, develop and commercialize medical innovations advanced ... "This partnership represents a significant advance in our ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... Pa. , May 3, 2016 ACME ... Jack Whelan and Delaware County ... (naloxone HCI) Nasal Spray in all ACME ... U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), naloxone has saved ... when police officers in Delaware County were ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: