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Stretching capabilities: children with disabilities playing TV and computer games

Wästerfors, David LU (2011) In Disability & Society 26(3). p.337-349
Abstract
Intervention studies show that if children with disabilities play motion-controlled TV and computer games for training purposes their motivation increases and their training becomes more intensive, but why this happens has not been explained. This article addresses this question with the help of ethnographic material from a public project in Sweden. By applying interactional constructionism to detailed instances of play situations, the article specifies the social dynamics as well as identificatory attractions of these games for children with disabilities.
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disability, identity, play, games, interaction, treatment, sociology, sociologi
in
Disability & Society
volume
26
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3
pages
337 - 349
publisher
Routledge
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  • wos:000289844500007
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ISSN
0968-7599
DOI
10.1080/09687599.2011.560417
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English
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347c970b-446d-4b1a-a7a9-362653831d69 (old id 1857668)
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  abstract     = {Intervention studies show that if children with disabilities play motion-controlled TV and computer games for training purposes their motivation increases and their training becomes more intensive, but why this happens has not been explained. This article addresses this question with the help of ethnographic material from a public project in Sweden. By applying interactional constructionism to detailed instances of play situations, the article specifies the social dynamics as well as identificatory attractions of these games for children with disabilities.},
  author       = {Wästerfors, David},
  issn         = {0968-7599},
  keyword      = {disability,identity,play,games,interaction,treatment,sociology,sociologi},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {337--349},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Disability & Society},
  title        = {Stretching capabilities: children with disabilities playing TV and computer games},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2011.560417},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2011},
}