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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, Section or Conference Proceeding
Additional Information: ID=10.1007/978-3-319-11623-5_9 FD=2014
Faculty: School of Computing and Digital Technologies > Games and Visual Effects
Event Title: Serious Games Development and Applications
Event Location: 8778
Depositing User: Eunice MA
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 12:07
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2018 15:09
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