Applications of VR Technologies for Childhood Disability

Part of the Virtual Reality Technologies for Health and Clinical Applications book series (VRTHCA)


This chapter explores how changing patterns of childhood participation and engagement provide opportunities for using VR technologies for children with disabilities. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health—Children and Youth version is used as a framework to consider the role of VR technologies in evaluation and intervention across body structures and body function, activity performance and participation within different contexts. Benefits of VR are viewed through the lens of current theory and research to consider broader aspects of the potential impact on brain–behaviour relationships.


Cerebral Palsy Developmental Coordination Disorder Acquire Brain Injury Childhood Disability Extrapersonal Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health and Life SciencesOxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUK
  2. 2.School of PsychologyAustralian Catholic UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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