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Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC)

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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Evaluating a 3D VLE for developing social competence

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Laffey, James

Description

Description

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.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

84997

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

4O. Not specific to Question 4 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

Evaluating a 3D VLE for developing social competence (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Missouri

State/Country

State/Country

Missouri

Project Number

Project Number

2915

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Evaluating a 3D VLE for developing social competence | 84997 | 2010 | 2915
Evaluating a 3D VLE for developing social competence | 100000 | 2008 | 2915

 
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