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Evaluating a 3D VLE for developing social competence  

This project aims to develop social skills curriculum delivered via online, three-dimensional (3D) virtual learning environments designed to support the practice and development of social skills in youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The pilot project will involve the design and development of prototype 3D environments containing social and communicative learning activities, as well as an evaluation of the efficacy of the system for developing social skills in participants. This research will provide key data for the refinement of 3D virtual learning environments to best fit the needs of youth with ASD, and the 3D virtualization of social learning environments may provide a new method for the development of social skills. Project Status


Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $84,996.60
Project Number 2915
Principal Investigator Laffey, James
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective 4O. Not specific to Question 4 objectives
Federal or Private? Private
Institution University of Missouri
State/Country Missouri
Web Link 1 Evaluating a 3D VLE for developing social competence (External web link)
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History/Related Projects Evaluating a 3D VLE for developing social competence | $84,997.00 | 2010 | 2915
Evaluating a 3D VLE for developing social competence | $100,000.00 | 2008 | 2915