Can Virtual Reality Gaming Help Autism?

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By Yair Ariel, EyeClick, 4 April 2017 https://joinbeam.com/special-needs/virtual-reality-autism/

Autism and Virtual Reality Gaming

Autism delays language development, impairs social skills and manifests increased repetitive behavior in kids.  In fact, all can keep your child from academic and social involvement. As a result, kids with autism have problems processing everyday information.  Virtual Reality (VR) has been a success an intervention for social interactions among people with autism.  Above all VR has helped “provide safe, unlimited, and commonly encountered day-to-day contexts to practice social scenarios.”

With virtual reality gaming, kids can increase their physical exercise helping decrease repetitive behavior.  Also, this technology offers the opportunity for kids to develop hand-eye coordination.  

Other possibilities include simple repetitive actions and social play.  On the other hand, children that struggle with sensory issues can experience cause and effect without sensory overload.  Similarly, VR gaming and augmented reality offer kids the opportunity to exert influence on their environment.  

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