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High-tech playroom for children with special needs opens at Spalding University

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An old band room at Spalding University has been turned into a high-tech playroom for kids with special needs.

The Virtual Immersive Playground is filled with video and sensory toys meant to be educational, therapeutic and fun covering everything from numbers, colors, body parts and the solar system.  

The room is especially beneficial for children who have a hard time interacting with others. 

"Some children can't communicate face-to-face with somebody, but if you give them a piece of technology like an iPad, it totally opens up their world to be able to communicate with others," said Cindee Quake-Rapp, chair at the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy.

Funding for the playground was provided by Kosair Charities. 

It will be open for families one Saturday per month. A schedule will be announced at a later date. 

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