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Tzvi Schectman
BY Tzvi Schectman

Students Use Video Game Experience To Help Children With Autism

If you visit a dorm at any college in the country you are very likely to find a couple of students with controllers in their hands focused on a video game and totally oblivious to the rest of the world.

While most people frown at the amount of time kids spend playing video games, some students are using their video game experience to help others. Colleges are taking the passion students have for video games and challenging them to develop video games that can enhance the lives of children with Autism.

Check out this video about Michigan Engineering students developing video games for kids with autism.


Tzvi Schectman

Written on November 29, 2012 by:

Tzvi Schectman is the Family Coordinator for the Friendship Circle of Michigan and the Editor of the the Friendship Circle Blog. You can connect with Tzvi on LinkedIn and Google+
  • Evan’s Mom

    This is truly amazing. I haved hoped for something like this to happen. I want to see video game makers help to truly improve video games for students on the spectrum. Part of the problem is….students on the spectrum are so wide ranged…my son has mild autism and is very verbal…he does have the low muscle tone, but he is very active. We don’t allow him to play video games because the video and audio stimulation calls to him so greatly that he goes into that world and will not come out to socialize…and socialization is one of the biggest goals…not to mention my son, and others, are so highly intellegent that they don’t need the ABC’s and 123’s that are most often associated with “educational games”. I want to see these game makers make something that will challenge these kids, keep them active physically and mentally, and not be constantly repetitive.

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  • harvestmoon

    A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on an a video device.



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