“We use games like that to help them with their fine motor control, which then goes into activities of daily living and all of that,” she said.
Kuestersteffen said 35 children are currently staying at the facility. Last year alone, she said the center had 48,000 encounters with patients throughout the state.
The children at the center face a myriad of challenges, Kuestersteffen said. With some children even in custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, receiving the electronics is just another chance for the children to gain a new experience and feel joy.
“I’ve been here for 22 years and this is actually the first time something like this has happened to the J.D. McCarty Center. We really appreciate you thinking about the kids,” she said about the OBNDD’s gift.