Learning life skills through gaming for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Hoe, G., Cao, Q. , Chen, J. and Cai, Y. (2021) Learning life skills through gaming for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In: Virtual and Augmented Reality, Simulation and Serious Games for Education. Springer: Singapore, pp. 61-80. ISBN 9789811613609 (doi:10.1007/978-981-16-1361-6_6)

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Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have social and communication impairments. Various efforts are made to assist children with ASD in improving their quality of life, education, and independence. Obviously, learning is utmost important for this aim. This paper describes game-based life skills learning for children with ASD. A virtual reality (VR) based serious game has been designed to aid children with ASD in their learning of life skills, particularly tooth brushing and simple cooking. Control and experiment studies have been conducted in this research for the purpose to compare the effectiveness of the methods developed. Initial evaluation results are promising. Hopefully, the outcomes could benefit children with ASD to generalize the skills learnt into the real-world experience after the serious games play.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cao, Dr Qi
Authors: Hoe, G., Cao, Q., Chen, J., and Cai, Y.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Published Online:14 August 2021

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