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[Course] The use of Virtual Reality with kids

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Did you know that Virtual Reality can be used very effectively with kids?


Discover how in this online course Psious has prepared.

Online course with 3 webinars- 1 hour each

  • Webinar 12 of April: In which cases can we use Psious with children with a Questions and Answers section
  • Webinar 19 of April: Intervention techniques - Modelling and token economy in VR
  • Webinar 26 of April: Exam anxiety - Evaluation and treatment

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Where and When?

Attendance to the webinars will be live online on Thursdays 12th, 19th and 26th of April 2018 at 5pm (CET; Madrid, Spain). You only need a computer and good internet connection. All sessions will be recorded so if you can’t attend a session you can watch it at a later date. It is very important that you sign up for the course in order to receive the link.

Who's giving the course?

The webinars will be hosted by the Customer Success team at Psious. The content will be structured by our Chief Scientific Oficer, psychologist Joan Miquel Gilabert, professor at University Islas Baleares and expert in using virtual reality in therapy.

How much?

The course costs $75 for those who pay in dollars and €60 for those who pay in euros.

In accordance with Psious' price plans, the course is free for our Platinum clients and those who are currently part of the Expert Network. Professional plan users will have a 40% discount. Basic plan users will have a 5% discount.

If you are not a Psious user then you will recieve a payment link to pay a few days after registering. If you are a current Psious user, then the payment will be done via your usual payment method.

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What does it consist of? 

  • Topic 1: In which cases can we use Psious with kids
    In this session we will explain how to adapt and modify the existing VR environments so that they can be used with children in the treatment of difeerent disorders and/or pathologies beyond specific phobias. Additionally, the objective of this first session is to answer questions posed in the registration process.
  • Topic 2: Intervention techniques. Modelling and token economy in VR
    This session will cover difeerent intervention techniques that can be used with Psious for children. We will comment on the use of imitation modeling exercises using our environments, token economy as shown within the Fear of darkness environment, and also other techniques to help with the treatment of children with RV.
  • Topic 3: Exam anxiety. Evaluation and treatment
    Using the Anxiety of exams scene, we will describe how to use it not only in the treatment of adolescent patients but also for the initial evaluation.

As you can see, in 3 hours you will be able to learn in depth a new way to treat your younger patients. Effective and with a multitude of uses: Separation Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Fear of Swallowing,
ADHD, Academic Performance, Intellectual Disability, Pain Management, Mindfulness, and much more!

 

Sign up for the course!

 

Several studies show the effectiveness of Virtual Reality in kids

There is for example a study carried out by researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Newcastle (Maskey, Lowry, Rodgers, McConachie and Parr, 2014) shows that intervention using RV environments to treat specific phobias is also viable for children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD).


You can also read about children with autism who overcome phobias with Virtual Reality in our blog article (in Spanish).

The psychologists who have tried Psious have seen results

In the interview we did (in Spanish) to the psychologist Paco Díaz he explained the following;

"For children, it is easier to work with certain aspects of Virtual Reality, such as breathing, because sometimes when you explain it, they become more distracted. And also to work with attention is very useful."

"In the end, including virtual reality in your psychological office is adding value to the therapy. Especially in the case of children, Virtual Reality brings great appeal to therapy" 

 

 

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