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Virtual reality and augmented social training for autism  

Social skills training has the potential to improve the adaptive behaviors and quality of life of children with higher functioning autism. However, cost and safety issues prevent these interventions from being practiced in a larger social context. This grant addresses this problem with an integration of therapeutic applications of virtual reality technology and proven methods of social skills training to develop a treatment that allows children to practice social skills in a varied but controlled and safe environment to better address the outstanding mental health care needs of higher functioning children with autism. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $205,812.00
Project Number 1R21MH085904-01
Principal Investigator Mundy, Peter
Received ARRA Funding? Yes
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? Federal
Institution University of California, Davis
State/Country California
Web Link 1 Virtual reality and augmented social training for autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Virtual reality and augmented social training for autism | $176,185.00 | 2010 | 5R21MH085904-02