M.A. Special Education
Special Educational Services/Instruction
College of Education
Autism spectrum disorders; Virtual reality in education
Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect on using virtual reality for middle school students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) for learning their social conversation skills. Six students participated in the study to learn social skills in a simulated learning environment through six lessons. A multiple-baseline design across students with AB phases was used. The frequency of their initiation, responses to questions, comments, maintaining and closing a conversation, as well as prompt rating scores were recorded to evaluate students' performance. Results showed that the students improved their social skills and liked to learn in such a learning environment.
Fargo, Cathleen, "The use of virtual reality for teaching social skills to middle school students with autism" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 208.