Virtual Reality Aids Autistic Children

Recent research conducted at the University of Haifa found that children with autism improved their road safety skills after practicing with a unique virtual reality system. “Children with autism rarely have opportunities to experience or to learn to cope with day-to-day situations. Using virtual simulations such as the one used in this research enables them to acquire skills that will make it possible for them to become independent,” said Profs. Josman and Weiss, from the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Haifa.
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Using Second Life for Asperger’s Therapy

Asperger’s and Second Life

Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas Center for Brain Health are using the Second Life web-based virtual-world program to help asperger’s patients learn social skills and interactions. But skeptics think that using the computer is not a sufficient tool to prepare for the real world. Read the complete story here.

Teaching With Video

TV Teaching
Children are often discouraged from watching television, but new tools use videos to teach kids with autism. See TVTeacherVideos.com.