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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Virtual Reality Can Teach Autistic Children Street Crossing

It has always been hard to teach autistic children a lot of everyday things and there are the dangers of practicing live. Now, with the use of virtual reality, autistic children are able to practice crossing the street away from the street and away from danger.

The independence of children with autism depends on their receiving treatment in natural settings. One of the main problems they face is their inability to learn how to safely cross the street, a necessary skill for independent living. While acquiring this skill could greatly improve these children's independence, most of the methods for teaching street-crossing have been designed for use within the classroom, and they have been shown as insufficiently effective among autistic children until this innovation came out.

This is a very big step in the right direction for autistic children in gaining more independence and adjusting to everyday life as they grow up.


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