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ERIC Number: EJ1166442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
"I've Had Conversations That Have Gone on for Hours": A Portrait of an Autistic Youth's Online Relationship Building
Kist, William; Morgan, Kate
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v28 n4 p397-416 Oct 2017
This article examines what that immersion in virtual worlds has looked like for Jason (a pseudonym), a 21-year-old person diagnosed on the autism spectrum who has participated in virtual games since he was 12. Over the four years we have followed Jason, what has been noticeable is not only the increasing communication skills he has demonstrated, but the changing nature of the virtual worlds in which he has been immersed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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