Virtual Sandtray is the definitive product in establishing technology as a useful means for therapy. Although technologically and therapeutically sound, it took the Covid-19 pandemic for many to embrace electronic tools as a means to continue treatment through remote therapy.
This page presents external links to websites, papers and products that discuss the use of technology in therapy:
- The Children’s National Medical Center’s use of technology in therapy is discussed in an article found on the Washington Post’s website
- The iPad Playroom: A Therapeutic Technique
- Why Child Therapists Need To Use Technology In Treatment is an article written by Dr. Randy Kulman, who is the president and founder of LearningWorks for Kids. Browse around the rest of the website to discover more uses of technology in therapy.
- CNN has a video titled “Technology Helps Children Heal”, which is available on YouTube
- The New York Times has an article titled “Specialists See Tools to Treat Pain in Video Games” available on their website
- A post discussing pain management through technology on the website of Washington DC television station WJLA
- Tobias Isenberg wrote a masters thesis on the use of touch tabletop hardware to create a simulated sandtray. A video demonstration can be found here.
- In 2010, a group of computer science innovators teamed up with mental health professionals to look at the merits of a virtual sandtray. The paper found here discusses their findings.
- A Forbes.com article on The Rise Of Digital Technology In Mental Health, written by Tori Utley