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A Review of Serious Games for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

Zakari, Hanan Makki, Ma, Minhua and Simmons, David (2014) A Review of Serious Games for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). In: Serious Games Development and Applications. Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (8778). Springer, Berlin,Germany, pp. 93-107. ISBN 978-3-319-11622-8

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This paper reviews 40 serious games designed for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and these games/studies are classified into four categories; technology platform, computer graphics, gaming aspect and user interaction. Moreover, the paper discusses serious games designed for the improvement of communication skills and social behavior, social conversation, imaginative skills, sensory integration and learning accounts in ASD children. The children usually interact with these games by ordinary IO (input/output)
e.g. keyboard and mouse or touchscreen tools. Previous researches show the effectiveness
of playing serious games on mobiles or tablet devices in helping ASD children to express their feelings and improve the level of engagement with others. However, there are limitations in designing games for helping autistic children with sensory processing disorder (SPD), improving imaginative play, and teaching first aid. Further, there is not much research that addresses repetitive behavior in ASD children.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Minhua Ma
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2015 14:05
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 18:34


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