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by Hawke Robinson published May 10, 2016 11:10 AM, last modified May 10, 2016 11:18 AM
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Using Role-playing Games To Assist Recovery of Traumatic Brain Injury Patients by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 17, 2016 01:08 PM
Originally presented as a slide show presentation for Eastern Washington University class "Recreation Therapy for People with Disabilities". This video is a presentation on the hypothetical use of role-playing games to help a patient with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) progress through various recovery stages. This includes Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA), Computer-based RPG, Tabletop, and Live-action role-play (LARP).
Using Role-Playing Games to Treat PTSD at the VA Hospital by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 04, 2016 06:09 PM
Timothe Loya served six years as a U.S. Marine, also serving in Iraq, and has proposed using tabletop role-playing games to treat returning veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.
Tabletop RPG Recreation Therapy Example Scenario - Complete Visual Impairment by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 12, 2017 10:51 PM
As we continue through the course on Recreation Therapy for People with Disabilities at Eastern Washington University, we have various assignments to write up scenarios for clients with specific needs. This is one for a client with complete visual impairment due to traumatic brain injury to the occipital lobe. The client wants to participate in a non-therapy-setting leisure activity of tabletop role-playing gaming. The Recreation Therapist will need to evaluate and write up the potential challenges and modifications that may be necessary for the client to participate in this activity with as little difficulty as possible....
RPG's Approved by a VA Hospital for Trial Use for PTSD Veterans by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:16 AM
Far from official, but Timothe Loya on Facebook has stated he has been given approval for potentially using tabletop RPG's as a possible therapeutic treatment of PTSD veterans at his local VA hospital....
RPG Recreation Therapy Hypothetical Scenario - Bipolar Clients in Complex Interpersonal Interactions by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:15 AM
As we continue through the course on Recreation Therapy for People with Disabilities at Eastern Washington University, we have various assignments to write up hypothetical scenarios with hypothetical clients. This is one with several types of scenarios with hypothetical bipolar clients using tabletop role-playing gaming as the core activity. This is a high level overview, rather than a detailed activity analysis.
RPG Handbook of Practice for Education & Therapy by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 12:25 PM
Here you will find the latest and earlier drafts of the Role-Playing Gaming Therapeutic Recreation Handbook of Practice. This is made available through the Creative Commons copyright variant for Attribution and Share-Alike. This is provided in the hopes that others will help with adding to the whole of this book to the benefit of the entire community.
RPG as Therapeutic Recreation for People with Disabilities - Relevant Notes - Part 1 by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:10 AM
Based on The Recreational Therapy Handbook of Practice, and WHO ICF (World Health Organization) (International Classification of Functioning). This will be edited periodically, and is only in a notes format for now. It is hoped to turn this into a more comprehensive document at a later date.
Join RPG Research's Hawke Robinson Live Q&A on #RPGNET Hosted by Dan Davenport by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:12 AM
Join the Q&A Session on the #RPGNET Chat server. Dan will be hosting as Hawke Robinson, founder of The RPG Research Project, discusses his research on the effects of role-playing games, and discusses the wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer campaign. Join us live Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Central Time...
Japanese Researcher Study Indicates RPGs Effective for Helping People on the Autism Spectrum by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 29, 2016 11:31 AM
Japanese researcher, Kohei Kato, has shown promising measurable results using role-playing games to improve the quality of life for people on the Autism Spectrum...
Intense PTSD Class Yesterday by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:17 AM
In yesterday's class on trauma & PTSD, with the mid-term taking place tomorrow, at the end of the class we had a young Afghanistan veteran share his experiences with PTSD, it was intense to say the least...
DUNGEONS OF THE MIND: TABLETOP RPGS AS SOCIAL THERAPY by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2016 12:00 PM
An article on Killscreen.com, "DUNGEONS OF THE MIND: TABLETOP RPGS AS SOCIAL THERAPY" by Chris Berg was just published. It includes a range of RPG researchers and therapists from a variety of disciplines including: drama therapy, family therapy, sociology, recreation therapy / therapeutic recreation, and more!
Call for Participants - ASL Gaming! by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 06, 2016 10:24 PM
Do you know ASL? Are you Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Hearing with ASL? Do you like fun games? There is a group putting together an online (via video) gaming group, and they would love to hear from you!
About The RPG Trailer by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:12 AM
The Goal: Build a wheelchair friendly mobile facility providing services currently only provided in Spokane, building the trailer will expand these services be deliverable throughout the Northwest and the rest of North America. These services include using all forms of role-playing games (tabletop, live-action, guided choose-your-own-adventure/solo, and computer-based) helping people with special needs benefit in many ways. Special populations include: at-risk youth, Autism spectrum (ASD / PDD), brain injury recovery, the Deaf, and many others.
File QuickTime video 2015 (Video) - RPGR - RPGR-A00015a by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:15 AM
Video of Hawke speaking at WorldCOn 73 on "Gaming for Education, Gaming for Therapy", August 19th, 2015.
2007 - RPGR-A00007-part 1 - RPG Adapted for the Deaf Using ASL by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:14 AM
“Hands-On-Adventure” - (ASL signed role playing gaming) - Role-Playing Gaming Adapted for the Deaf Using - American Sign Language - by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson - (c) 2007 - Revised for Creative Commons 2012-10-01
1994 - Role-playing and dyslexia by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 10, 2016 11:15 AM
Malcolm, Andrew P. (1994). Role-playing and dyslexia. Interactive Fantasy (2), 109-112. Using the learning possible in RPG to circumvent dyslexia. 4 small pages.

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