BrainHealth Research Demonstrates Impact of Virtual Social Training
Center for BrainHealth
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Maria Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP
Director, Youth and Family Innovations Lead Research Clinician and Trainer, Charisma Virtual Social Coaching
Director of Emerging Technology
Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Chief Director Dee Wyly Distinguished Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Co-Leader, The BrainHealth Project
This pilot study investigates the impact of a low immersion virtual reality (LIVR) intervention upon social skill challenges in youths with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or another diagnosis. Findings suggest participants experienced improved recognition of emotions, social cues and self-belief following training in the LIVR environment.
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