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Microsoft pushes 'Kinect Effect' motion sensor gaming product | TweetClean

Microsoft pushes 'Kinect Effect' motion sensor gaming product | TweetClean | language and autism | Scoop.it
Microsoft technology for gaming finds applications in autism, physical rehabilitation and non-invasive surgical evaluations without breaking the sterile field (#Video #News #Technology Microsoft pushes 'Kinect Effect' beyond gaming and into the medical...

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What it’s like to live with autism: new simulation Auti-Sim gives mother a sense of her daughter's life

What it’s like to live with autism: new simulation Auti-Sim gives mother a sense of her daughter's life | language and autism | Scoop.it
I spend a lot of time wondering what life is really like for my daughter, who has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism.

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Meave McCarthy's comment, March 19, 2013 12:36 PM
Auti-Sim gives a mother a better understanding of her daughter's life and how she experiences everyday life. The game gives the mother a better understanding on how to suppprt her daughter. But the game comes with doubts for the mother.
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Autism and Learning | Visual.ly

Autism and Learning | Visual.ly | language and autism | Scoop.it
What is autism and how does it affect a way a person learns? This infographic takes a look at autism and learning.

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Autism: how computers can help

Autism: how computers can help | language and autism | Scoop.it
Some 'computer geeks' have mild autism.But now, IT is being used to help them overcome their difficulties in relating to other people...

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Clive McGoun's comment, March 13, 2013 6:39 AM
This article balances the advantages of computer use which limits the importance of nonverbal behaviour but also warns of the dangers of over-use. It's an interesting tension.
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'Auti-Sim' Game Simulates Life With Childhood Autism

'Auti-Sim' Game Simulates Life With Childhood Autism | language and autism | Scoop.it
A new game called Auti-Sim simulates childhood experience with autism and aims to raise awareness of the challenges of hypersensitivity disorder.

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Nicole Ferguson's curator insight, April 25, 2013 2:45 PM

computer game demonstrating what life is like through the eyes of autism 

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Students Use Video Game Experience To Help Children With Autism

Students Use Video Game Experience To Help Children With Autism | language and autism | Scoop.it
If you visit a dorm at any college in the country you are very likely to find a couple of students with controllers in their hands focused on a video game and totally oblivious to the rest of the w...

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Meave McCarthy's comment, March 19, 2013 12:40 PM
Collges are getting students who are passionate about video games to come together and develop video games that will be able to enhance the lives of children with Autism.