Maro. Maro. Game.
By eldergamer 12-09-2009 01:50 PM
That is how my 4 year old asks for my DS to play Super Mario Brothers. He's Autistic (or he has Sensory Integration Disorder or Development Delay or is just Weird or something).
He has trouble with using words. "I want to Play super Mario" comes out as "Maro. Maro. Game. Help. Please. game. Help" Endlessly until you get the game for him.
Me and the monsters on the couch.And once he's got the game there are certian unwritten rules we have to play by. We can only play 1-1 or else he shuts the game off. I move the keypad and he'll hold down the button to jump. "Jump. jump. A. push. A."
Even getting the game to start is a challenge for him. He's obsessed with pounding his finger at the touch screen and often misses the game start button and ends up geting stuck searching for Wi-Fi or the options screen. He doesnt get frusrated by this, though. he just shuts the game off, and starts over until he brings up the right screen.
It definately has increased his attention span and focus though, which is impressive for a kid who can't sit still for more than 60 seconds and is constantly jumping off the couch, or running in circles, or spinning.
What's odd though is that other touch screen games don't seem to interest him. I've tried to show him Elite Beat Agents (because he loves music and music shows. i.e. Backyardigans, Yo Gabba Gabba, etc) but he wont look at it and just turns the game off.
I need to find another Mario game that's more touch friendly/focused which hopefully might hold his attention more.
|Comments (Total Comments: 3)|
|hohez - 12-09-2009, 02:06 PM|
|Enuts09 - 12-09-2009, 04:13 PM|
|eldergamer - 12-10-2009, 01:24 PM|
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