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Roundtable discussion: game interventions for autism spectrum disorder

Roundtable discussion: game interventions for autism spectrum disorder
Roundtable discussion: game interventions for autism spectrum disorder
It is nearly impossible to spend a day without hearing news or personal stories regarding autism. To Google ‘‘autism + health games’’ yields thousands of postings. The disorder is so broad in its symptoms and manifestations that it is referred to as autism spectrum disorder or ASD. It is of such a high priority that research on reward circuitry, autism,and games teaching social perceptual skills was one of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneer Fund’s first projects.Earlier this year I read an interesting article by Dr. Micah Mazurek of the University of Missouri stating children with ASD tend to be fascinated by screen-based technology (SBT)and spend the majority of their free time using nonsocial media,including television and videogames. I asked Dr. Mazurek if she could assemble a panel of experts to discuss ASD and how those with the disorder can benefit from their fascination of videogames. To that end, the following roundtable discussion shares the expertise of Dr. Mazurek and her fellow ASD research leaders, Dr. Cay Anderson-Hanley, Dr. Zachary Warren, and Dr. Sarah Parsons.
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Anderson-Hanley, Cay, Mazurek, Micah, Parsons, Sarah and Warren, Zacharay , Ferguson, Bill (ed.) (2012) Roundtable discussion: game interventions for autism spectrum disorder. Games for Health Journal, 1 (4), 248-253. (doi:10.1089/g4h.2012.0717).

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It is nearly impossible to spend a day without hearing news or personal stories regarding autism. To Google ‘‘autism + health games’’ yields thousands of postings. The disorder is so broad in its symptoms and manifestations that it is referred to as autism spectrum disorder or ASD. It is of such a high priority that research on reward circuitry, autism,and games teaching social perceptual skills was one of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneer Fund’s first projects.Earlier this year I read an interesting article by Dr. Micah Mazurek of the University of Missouri stating children with ASD tend to be fascinated by screen-based technology (SBT)and spend the majority of their free time using nonsocial media,including television and videogames. I asked Dr. Mazurek if she could assemble a panel of experts to discuss ASD and how those with the disorder can benefit from their fascination of videogames. To that end, the following roundtable discussion shares the expertise of Dr. Mazurek and her fellow ASD research leaders, Dr. Cay Anderson-Hanley, Dr. Zachary Warren, and Dr. Sarah Parsons.

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Published date: 10 August 2012

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Local EPrints ID: 345977
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/345977
ISSN: 2161-783X
PURE UUID: 8b3f9f0c-7b0b-4229-b0db-df91a8ad99b5
ORCID for Sarah Parsons: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2542-4745

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Date deposited: 10 Dec 2012 15:23
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:32

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