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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: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Behavioral Health Children's Health Mental Health Parenting Source Type: blogs
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Brain Blogger Children and Teens Publishers Research Academic Achievement Classmates classroom composition Education educational attainment educational experiences Expectations School school policy Social Factors Socioeconomic Source Type: blogs
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Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Bioethics Discussion Blog - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: blogs
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: ADHD and ADD Anorexia Anxiety and Panic Depression Eating Disorders Mental Health and Wellness Personal Policy and Advocacy Professional Psychotherapy Stigma Treatment compartmentalize general physician Mental Healthcare Proj Source Type: blogs
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Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - Category: Psychiatry Tags: ADHD Family Goodreads Writing Source Type: blogs
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Source: Research in Developmental 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: JAMA Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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