Excessive online computer use and learning disabilities

Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2010. Excessive online computer use and learning disabilities. Australian Journal of Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities, 5, pp. 31-34.

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Online gaming has become a very popular leisure activity among adolescents. Research suggests that a small minority of adolescents may display problematic gaming behaviour and that some of these individuals may be addicted to online games, including those who have learning disabilities. This article begins by examining a case study of a 15-year old adolescent with a learning disability who appeared to be addicted to various computer and internet applications. Despite the potential negative effects of excessive internet and gaming, the article then briefly reviews the therapeutic benefits of gaming for the learning disabled before examining some of the potential factors in gaming addiction. The article concludes with some advice for parents about what issues to consider in relation to making child and adolescent gaming as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Australian Journal of Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities
Creators: Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: SPELD Victoria
Date: 2010
Volume: 5
Rights: This article remains the property of SPELD Victoria Inc but will be accredited to the author. The article may not be reproduced by any party other than aforementioned. All materials (both originals and copies) will remain the property of SPELD Victoria and therefore remain bound by the Copyright Act (1968).
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:17
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:25
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10719

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