Autism is known as a spectrum condition, which means it affects individuals in different ways. They show challenges in behavioural skills, social skills and even verbal as well as communication skills.
About 1:59 children whole around the world is suffering from such kind of disorder. And do you know Virtual Reality is not just a tool which is used in gaming; it is used even as a therapy tool nowadays for children with autism? It is also being used to help others without autism to understand what living with the condition means. Virtual Reality is being embraced by therapists, teachers, parents and their children to help those with autism to better communicate and connect with others and the world around them.
Through VR children can see the unreal world real, and it also helps to make them self capable and do things without any fear. It helps such children to overcome their phobias. VR based therapy helps doctors to keep track of the child's mental state. It is also seen that such children are not able to maintain concentration for a longer period of time, but with this Virtual Reality technique children can keep concentrated on a particular thing for a longer period of time.
A study of the scientific production about the use of virtual reality as a tool for improving the behaviour of children with high functional autism (HFA) or Asperger.Virtual reality provides a safe customisable learning environment where ASD students are able to repeatedly practice and develop their social and emotional competence.
This field of research, which started more than 20 years ago, has obviously been conditioned by both the VR technology development and all the substantial changes that have occurred over this period with regard to the categorisation of ASD. Virtual reality provides a safe customisable learning environment where ASD students are able to repeatedly practice and develop their social and emotional competence.
With this Virtual Reality therapies children can improve their social skills,cognitive skill etc.Some has the phobia of eating disorder,which has shown that about 6% to 17% of ASD patients are there with ED.
Highly immersive and interactive VR offers great opportunities for social interaction, particularly for individuals who might otherwise have difficulties to build and maintain social contacts, such as in autistic spectrum disorder.
With this VR Therapies we can avoid harm to the user, can meet the expectation of them, and is also user friendly.At any rate,the growth of VR with research-based practices promises new methods of assisting children with autism spectrum.