Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Studies Show New Video Game Helps Children with Autism Learn Skills forIndependence

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- April is Autism Awareness month, and two studies, one published in the journal Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and one published in the journalEducation and Training in Developmental Disabilities, show a new video game helps children with autismand intellectual disabilities learn skills for independence. Small Steps, Big Skills is a new video game developed and researched with a grant from the U.S. Department of Education that combines Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) methods of video modeling and least to most prompting to teach 22 skills for independence.

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