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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 8
First page : ( 2777) Last page : ( 2783)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00492.9

A Review on Computer and Virtual based interventions for Autistic Children

Sasikumar K*, Shashidhar Archana Mysore, Krithika R

School of Electronics Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, 632 014

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sasikumar.k@vit.ac.in

Online published on 26 March, 2018.

Abstract

Repetitive stereotypical behavior characterizes autistic individuals, lacking in social skills including communication and emotional understanding and loss of cognitive abilities in certain severe cases. To improve their life in the society, some therapeutic methods have been devised. Autistic children tend to get confused and disturbed when subjected to social interactions as there are too many aspects such as facial expressions, emotions, body language that they need to concentrate on and comprehend to have successful communication while technology interventions simplify the situation by providing a platform to assess each aspect separately. Furthermore, it allows a stepwise approach towards social interactions especially in the case of virtual reality environments and games.

Methods/Analysis

Various feedback systems can be employed as part of the technology to understand the extent of receptivity of the child while they participate in the activity.

Findings

The following paper discusses interventions for autistic children which are computer and virtual reality based and divided into the following sections: Eye tracking, eye contact, and facial expression detection, teaching using games, learning with peers, emotional understanding, rehabilitation, relearning and software application based therapy.

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Keywords

Autsim, Assistive device, Cognitive skills, Communication, Virtual reality.

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