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Autism & VR go together hand in hand, it is massively beneficial even to non verbal children and adults alike as it provides simulation and stimulation free of outside distractions.
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Virtual reality treatment for social attention problems
Virtual reality is also used to help autistic children with social attention problems. An autistic child often finds it difficult to read facial expressions, pick up visual cues or pay attention to another person whilst they speak.
One example of this is a system developed in the US which aims to improve social attention in autistic children. The child wears a head mounted display (HMD) which shows images from a virtual classroom. This classroom contains a set of 3D virtual people or avatars who deliver an individual presentation. But each of these avatars starts to fade if the child looks away or loses interest.
What is important to remember is that autism is not a single condition: rather it is a spectrum which ranges from mild through to severe autism. So, a child or adult with autism will fit in somewhere on that spectrum.
What virtual reality does is to help autistic people to make sense of the world around them. They are taught skills or forms of interaction which we find easy but are complex or difficult for someone with autism.