Journal of Modern Rehabilitation 2016. 10(3):110-115.

Play Therapy in Augmented Reality Children with Autism
Entesar Hosseini, Faranak Foutohi-Ghazvini


Introduction: development. It is a lifelong condition, with symptom that appears in early childhood. These people have problem in social skills, communicating with others and expressing their feelings. These people specially have difficulties with the surrounding world and recognizing objects. One of the most effective methods in educating the autistic children is “Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)” thus helping to enhance the child’s communication abilities and understanding of the function of communication. Autism therapies implementation in a digital environment like computer and mobile games is very influential, and it acts as a bridge between children and the world around them. Then, the “PECS ” method is implemented using an augmented reality mobile game. Augmented reality has added virtual objects into the real environment.
Material and Methods: A quasi-experimental study was conducted on children between the ages of 6 and 11 years at three different intensities of developing autism spectrum disorder poor, medium and strong, respectively. Three different tests were considered and how to answer these questions based on Likert scale were collected, and data analysis was performed using Wilcoxon test.
Results: Tests’ results show (significant = 0.007) that is < 0.05 and represent that there is difference between the performance of children before and after applying the method for learning to play.
Conclusion: One of the best platforms for mobile phone implements training methods and treatment. Using augmented reality is very effective technology on an understanding of educational and treatment methods.
Keywords: Autism; Treatment and education system; Picture exchange communication system; Augmented reality


Autism; Treatment and education system; Picture exchange communication system; Augmented reality

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