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Our mission is to utilize the wonderful and unique game of Pinball for the social enrichment, skill development and education of kids and young adults.
Our main initiative for 2017 is the opening of our flagship location in Frederick, Maryland. Our Pinball Education Center will serve families in DC, Virginia and Maryland.
The Pinball Education Center will provide us with the space we need to begin many local and national projects. We will be able to demonstrate pinball’s effectiveness in developing important life skills like motor planning and socialization through our individual and group programs.
It will also give us the opportunity to begin engaging the local community in data collection and research to validate the use of pinball for STEM education and therapeutic intervention.
Pinball is an excellent tool for skill development. It’s based in play, the primary occupational role of a child and therefore intrinsically motivating. As a game, pinball engages the child in active play and creates a welcome distraction from the traditional demands of therapeutic exercise. It provides significant opportunities to practice and improve gross and fine motor skills and coordinated movements, especially those involved in vision. And of course, it’s an incredibly fun game that can be naturally incorporated into a social activity or a broader social skills program.