Share Paper: An Eye-gaze and Perspective-taking Learning Game for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  1. Vesa Korhonen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  2. Eija Kärnä, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  3. Marjo Virnes, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Thursday, June 26 4:00-4:20 PM B1096

Abstract: Abstract: Perspective-taking skills and eye-gaze processing are reported to be impaired in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. This paper presents the structure and the theory behind a learning game for perspective-taking skills and eye-gaze following. The game is for lower functioning children with autism spectrum disorder, and it was developed in the CASCATE project. It has the potential to improve autism research and educational settings. It can also offer new avenues for creating teaching and intervention methods.