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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: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - Category: Psychiatry Tags: ADHD Family Goodreads Journaling Writing Source Type: blogs
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Source: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Wien Klin Wochenschr Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
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Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
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Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Br J Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Depression Children's Health Mental Health Parenting Source Type: blogs
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Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: ADHD and ADD Caregivers Children and Teens Parenting Personal Personality Research Stigma Stress Student Therapist Students Success & Achievement Suicide Coping Skills defiant oppositional Discipline Emotional Disabilities Source Type: blogs
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