Virtual World Shows Promise For Teaching Social Skills
[Source: Disability Scoop]
Engaging in social situations in a virtual environment may significantly improve real-world interactions for young people with autism, new research suggests.
Kids and teens on the spectrum who participated in a series of computer-based training sessions showed improved social skills and reported that personal relationships changed for the better, according to findings published this month in the journal Computers in Human Behavior.
The study involved 30 individuals with high-functioning autism ages 7 to 16 who participated in 10 hour-long virtual reality training sessions over the course of five weeks.
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