Is your child ready
for the Wii system?
disabilities are often not ready developmentally for toys, games and other
recreational activities at the same chronological age as neuro-typical
children. Matching the level of difficulty of operation of the activity to
the skill set of the child can be a hit and miss experience.This can be a
costly error with something like the Wii system.
If you would
like to try the Wii system with your child before purchasing one you may
borrow a spare one that I have for a week. Just e-mail Tim Whiteford at
twhiteford @smcvt.edu to arrange pick up.
using the Wii to develop students' social skills
Set up a Wii
club for students at your school.
Use the Wii to
develop and sustain Circle of Friends groups.
Use the Mii
feature of the Wii system.
using the Wii to develop academic skills
is presented both visually and auditorily in Wii activities
math of all types is present in many of the Wii activities for
example in Sports the games include the extensive use of statistics,
scores and other numerical data that can be used to develop a
variety of math skills.
using the Wii for inter-school competition.
- Develop a Unified
Wii Sports program.
The Wii and Students with
The Joy in Defeat - A parent's
perspective on how using the Wii system at home enhances one's life
- Tim Whiteford PhD.
A month after he scored
288 he got 299, 11 strikes and a 9 on the last frame. On Saturday
March 15 he threw the perfect game, 300.
All Together We Can - Using the Wii with adaptive technology
Educational Supplement - UK forum with ideas for using the Wii in
Turning on my Ears - Using the Wii to help a young child with
profound hearing loss
develop language skills.
LDOnline - Articles about using the Wii in the classroom.
School District - Report on using the Wii with
students with special needs.
Ascilite Singapore 2007 - Evaluating the potential
of the Nintendo Wii to support
students with disabilities in education.
- "Consider the Nintendo Wii for Kids with Autism"
The Wii and Cerebral Palsy - UK Sky News report.
For more information contact Dr.
Tim Whiteford at twhiteford @smcvt.edu