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ERIC Number: EJ1082512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 81
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Designing Serious Game Interventions for Individuals with Autism
Whyte, Elisabeth M.; Smyth, Joshua M.; Scherf, K. Suzanne
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n12 p3820-3831 Dec 2015
The design of "Serious games" that use game components (e.g., storyline, long-term goals, rewards) to create engaging learning experiences has increased in recent years. We examine of the core principles of serious game design and examine the current use of these principles in computer-based interventions for individuals with autism. Participants who undergo these computer-based interventions often show little evidence of the ability to generalize such learning to novel, everyday social communicative interactions. This lack of generalized learning may result, in part, from the limited use of fundamental elements of serious game design that are known to maximize learning. We suggest that future computer-based interventions should consider the full range of serious game design principles that promote generalization of learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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