Virtual Reality Music Intervention to Reduce Social Anxiety in Adolescents Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ali Adjorlu, Nathaly Belen Betancourt Barriga, Stefania Serafin

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Abstract

This project investigates the potentials of Head-MountedDisplay (HMD) based Virtual Reality (VR) that incorporates musical elements as a tool to perform exposure therapy. This is designed to help adolescents diagnosed with
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to deal with their social
anxiety. An application was developed that combines the
possibility of singing in VR while a virtual audience provides feedback. A pilot test was conducted on four adolescents diagnosed with ASD from a school for adolescents
with special needs in Denmark. All four participants had
shown signs of social anxiety according to their teachers.
The initial results from this pilot study indicate that despite the participants’ were capable of singing in front of
the virtual audience without reporting a major level of social anxiety
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC2019)
Number of pages7
PublisherSound and Music Computing Network
Publication date2019
Pages261-268
ISBN (Print)978-84-09-08518-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event16th Sound and music computing conference - University of Malaga (UMA). , Malaga, Spain
Duration: 28 May 201931 May 2019
http://smc2019.uma.es/index.html

Conference

Conference16th Sound and music computing conference
LocationUniversity of Malaga (UMA).
Country/TerritorySpain
CityMalaga
Period28/05/201931/05/2019
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference
ISSN2518-3672

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