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Autism Spectrum Disorders and the WII
An analysis of the benefits of Wii consoles for autism and Asperger's patients.
# 107150 | 1,447 words | 10 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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Wii consoles is an interactive remote console that allows people to interact with each other in a social way utilizing a device that is often used for gaming. Typically Wii consoles are associated with gaming devises including those used for Nintendo gaming stations. However, Wii can also help people engage their friends or family members in conversation, and help them tune into each other even when they are far away from each other. The purpose of this paper is to explore autism and the effects the Wii console can have for improving statistics among people with autism and Asperger's or other diseases along the autism spectrum of disorders.

Brief History of Autism
What is Wii
Benefits of Wii Consoles For Autism and Asperger's Patients

From the Paper:

"Students with autistic spectrum disorders including autism and Asperger's syndrome often have a hard or difficult time communicating their needs or desires to others. This may cause other people to feel that they are not as intelligent as they might like. Unfortunately this is not true. More often than not these students are gifted and talented, and have much to offer especially in a global classroom. New technologies provide these students with opportunities to enhance their own knowledge and share information with others in a safe environment. While students with autism may not have the communication skills needed to talk with other peers or teachers on a face-to-face level, they may find using a console a very simple and easy way to communicate their needs or thoughts to others. "

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