Researchers Take Gaming to a New Level to Help Children with Autism

Published on in CHOP News

Each New Year comes with anticipation for the latest and greatest in the world of video games to be revealed. Which sequels will surpass their originals? Will beloved characters be reinvented? And we want to know: What brand-new entries are lined up that could offer an amazing experience in the field of gaming for health?

The Center for Autism Research (CAR) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has several studies in the works that are looking at the feasibility of using video games and virtual reality to help children improve symptoms of autism. With engaging platforms and cutting-edge graphics, these games are aiming for a “high score,” as easy-to-access, affordable, and effective interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Read more about this work from the Center for Autism Research.