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Nintendo Wii Shown to Benefit Children With Dyspraxia

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April 30, 2013
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Children with dyspraxia, a condition that causes co-ordination and balance problems, have been shown to benefit from therapy using the Nintendo Wii Fit video game. A group of British researchers have been studying the phenomenon and believe it could make a significant difference in the lives of afflicted children.


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