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Using Innovative Technologies as Therapeutic and Educational Tools for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Eynat Gal
  • P. L. (Tamar) Weiss
  • Massimo Zancanero
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Part of the Virtual Reality Technologies for Health and Clinical Applications book series (VRTHCA)

Abstract

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is defined as a pervasive developmental disorder which involves deficits in social relationships, communication impairments, repetitive behaviors and restricted interests, and hyper-or hypo-reactivity to sensory input. It is typically diagnosed in early childhood, and has a lifelong course.

Keywords

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Early childhood Technology-based activities for youth with ASD Extraneous sensory stimuli Video modeling Shared Interactive Surfaces Virtual reality and robotics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eynat Gal
    • 1
  • P. L. (Tamar) Weiss
    • 1
  • Massimo Zancanero
    • 2
  1. 1.Deptartment of Occupational TherapyUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.i3 Research Unit, Fondazione Bruno KesslerTrentoItaly

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