Virtual reality in autism: State of the art

M. Bellani, L. Fornasari, L. Chittaro, P. Brambilla

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Abstract

Autism spectrum disorders are characterized by core deficits with regard to three domains, i.e. social interaction, communication and repetitive or stereotypic behaviour. It is crucial to develop intervention strategies helping individuals with autism, their caregivers and educators in daily life. For this purpose, virtual reality (VR), i.e. a simulation of the real world based on computer graphics, can be useful as it allows instructors and therapists to offer a safe, repeatable and diversifiable environment during learning. This mini review examines studies that have investigated the use of VR in autism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalEpidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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Keywords

  • autism spectrum disorders
  • rehabilitation
  • virtual environment
  • virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology

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Virtual reality in autism : State of the art. / Bellani, M.; Fornasari, L.; Chittaro, L.; Brambilla, P.

In: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 3, 09.2011, p. 235-238.

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Bellani, M. ; Fornasari, L. ; Chittaro, L. ; Brambilla, P. / Virtual reality in autism : State of the art. In: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. 2011 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 235-238.
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