Virtual Reality (VR) for Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Interventions to Train Social and Everyday Living Skills

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Abstract

Children and Adolescents Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have significant difficulties with communicational and social skills. Consequently, children diagnosed with ASD are often victims of social rejection and targets of bullying, which have an adverse impact on their emotional and mental well-being. Social anxiety, depression, and poor academic achievement are some of the consequences that can harm their whole lives. This chapter will begin with an elaboration of the challenges facing children and adolescents diagnosed with ASD. This will be followed by an introduction to Virtual Reality (VR) and its advantages for extending the capabilities of some of the traditional interventions developed to teach social and everyday living skills to children and adolescents diagnosed with ASD will be described.
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Children and Adolescents Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have significant difficulties with communicational and social skills. Consequently, children diagnosed with ASD are often victims of social rejection and targets of bullying, which have an adverse impact on their emotional and mental well-being. Social anxiety, depression, and poor academic achievement are some of the consequences that can harm their whole lives. This chapter will begin with an elaboration of the challenges facing children and adolescents diagnosed with ASD. This will be followed by an introduction to Virtual Reality (VR) and its advantages for extending the capabilities of some of the traditional interventions developed to teach social and everyday living skills to children and adolescents diagnosed with ASD will be described.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelVirtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment
ForlagIGI global
Publikationsdato1 nov. 2018
ISBN (Trykt)9781522571681
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781522571698
StatusUdgivet - 1 nov. 2018
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa
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