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ERIC Number: EJ1153717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-6913
Using Virtual Reality to Help Students with Social Interaction Skills
Beach, Jason; Wendt, Jeremy
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v16 n1 p26-33 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine if participants could improve their social interaction skills by participating in a virtual immersive environment. The participants used a developing virtual reality head-mounted display to engage themselves in a fully-immersive environment. While in the environment, participants had an opportunity to explore and interact in a variety of scenarios that were designed to help develop their social interaction skills. The study observed and interviewed participants with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to determine the effectiveness of virtual environments and examine how they can be used to develop and improve social interaction skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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