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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Virtual Children Can Help Teach the Autistic Kids

Researchers at the Northwestern University have developed a new method of teaching autistic children to communicate that involves what the researchers call virtual peers. According to Justine Cassell, professor of communication studies and electrical engineering for the university, the new method may work very well for treating and teaching autistic children. Cassell said in a statement, “Children with high-functioning autism may be able to give you a lecture on a topic of great interest to them but they can’t carry on a ‘contingent’ -- or two-way – conversation.”

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