How Can VR Support Children with Disability?
Beyond the traditional treatments of medications, counselling, and lifestyle adjustments, Dream On has taken a fresh approach to address loneliness and helplessness in children’s lives.
Dream On is where technology meets creativity and we believe strongly in VR’s ability to immerse audiences in the content and to spark an emotional connection with what they witness. Our unique approach invites viewers to be active participants and to join in the conversation.
VR keeps the mind active. In group sessions, participants observe the same sights simultaneously, which creates a shared experience, spurring social contact and interaction.
The VR experience can take the child to places they may never have dreamt possible to visit.
“Once they put on the headset, you can tell that they’ve never seen anything like it before. Their mind is completely blown,”
Drew A. Farion
Studies of VR for severe disability show great promise. The technology has been shown to boost learning and cognitive skills, feelings of positivity and enjoyment in people with conditions such as autism, attention deficit, behavioural disorders, and traumatic brain injury.
VR also appears to have the power to reduce perceived feelings of pain, providing relief for those suffering from chronic conditions, which could also contribute to depression.
Dream On does not create avatars. We capture real humans, their deeply touching stories, and the authentic expression of their emotions. We invite the viewer into this intimate and personal space and provide the viewer a safe and compelling opportunity to listen and ask questions they may not normally ask in a more expose.