Monday, April 21, 2008

Children with autism learn safety, social skills in virtual reality

Virtual reality and autismInteractive: Safety and social skills learned in virtual reality translate into the real world.

Virtual-reality games are effectively teaching children with autism skills like crossing the street and social niceties that they often find more difficult in real life. Such technology limits distractions and soothes children with its predictability, says Gary Mesibov, who directs a North Carolina program that treats and educates children with autism. MSNBC

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