Robo-Tar - Play the Guitar with One Hand

Music therapy has been around for many years and is recognized as a tool for helping people with emotional and behavioral issues such as depression or ADHD. While the usual instruments used include the drums, cymbals and other instruments that do not require too much instruction, the guitar is also being used as an option. Learning to play guitar requires some finger dexterity and this comes with limitations as to who may learn to play guitar – Robo-Tar has taken this obstacle out of the equation. Allowing people with disabilities to handle a guitar is a start towards giving them new hope and opportunities.
Source: Disabled World - Category: Disability Tags: Product Investors Source Type: news

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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General OCD Self-Help The Psych Central Show anxiety Gabe Howard Tics Tourette Syndrome Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs
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Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
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Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Children and Teens Parenting Students Conduct Disorder Juvenile Delinquency Neurobehavioral Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder Source Type: blogs
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Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Ment Health Policy Econ Source Type: research
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Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - Category: Psychiatry Tags: ADHD Depression Goodreads Source Type: blogs
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Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
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Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
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