Pokemon Go Helping Autistic Kids – Pokemon Go aiuta i Bambini Autistici

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Come Pokemon Go cambia in meglio la vita dei bambini.

 

Dopo tante polemiche sui Pokemon , ecco una notizia che azzera tutte le critiche su questo gioco uscito da sole poche settimane.

Sembra che Pokemon Go stia dando un grande supporto allo sviluppo mentale dei bambini autistici.
In seguito troverai l’articolo (in inglese) che parla di Ralph, un bambino autistico di 6 anni che grazie a questo gioco sta scoprendo un nuovo modo di socializzare.
Chi conosce l’autismo , sa bene che uno degli ostacoli più grandi per questi bambini è quello di aprirsi verso l’esterno e di relazionarsi con il mondo che lo circonda ma soprattutto con le altre persone.

Dopo 6 anni , il piccolo Ralph ha finalmente iniziato a socializzare … grazie a POKEMON GO.
Grazie a Pokemon Go Ralph sta cambiando il suo modo di relazionarsi e sta dimostrando una maggiore flessibilità proprio nella routine quotidiana .
Ralph, non è un caso  solitario, infatti, molti altri genitori stanno riscontrando il medesimo cambiamento nei loro figli.
Un grande ” Hurray!” per Pokemon Go !
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Pokémon Go Is Helping This Autistic 6-Year-Old

Six-year-old Ralph Koppelman from New York has been diagnosed with hyperlexia and autism, but this hasn’t stopped him from becoming an expert Pokémon trainer. Steve Koppelman, Ralph’s father, said: “Ralph doesn’t have an easy time responding to open-ended questions (le domande aperte) , especially from other kids. But now, when we point out another person playing the game, or another kid approaches him because they see him playing it, he responds to them excitedly.”
Ralph’s autism means he needs a daily schedule to stay calm. “For two years, Ralph insisted on a rigid routine after school: stopping at the same corner grocery (alimentari) for a bag of popcorn and a bottle of apple juice, followed by running to a bus stop, then taking the bus the mere eight blocks home, then counting the steps to the front door, then counting the steps up the flight of stairs (gradinata) a routine developed during a winter. Any attempt ( tentativo ) to change this routine would make him panic and melt down (sciogliersi, scomporrsi ) , and it could take hours for him to calm down again ” Steve Koppelman said. Thanks to Pokémon Go, Ralph has become more flexible. In fact, within the first 15 minutes of playing, he was breaking his own rules ( rompeva le sue proprie regole ) .
“He sees the trip home as an opportunity to hunt (cacciare) Pokémon and will take any route home,” said Ralph’s dad. “He’ll even come along on errands or go to the neighborhood playground ( parco giochi di zona ) instead of going straight home (direttamente a casa). He’s pulled along (tirato ) by the lure (esca) of more items to collect or Pokémon to catch down the next block or around the next corner.” Ralphs parents plan to introduce other activities besides Pokémon Go to his routine so he stays open to further gradual change ( per farlo rimenere aperto verso i futuri graduali cambiamenti )
As Ralph’s story has spread (divulgata) online, the Koppelmans have heard from other parents of autistic children who have found similar responses.
Finally some good news regarding Pokemon Go.
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(Questo articolo è scritto  per Intermediate level)

 

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