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Title: Spore: A tool for autism?
Post by: Kcronos on February 08, 2009, 05:00:34 pm
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/issues/issue_187/5719-Hard-Wired-for-Gaming (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/issues/issue_187/5719-Hard-Wired-for-Gaming)

There was an interesting article in the Escapist this week, about how the author's child was taught how to communicate through the use of videogames.  Apparently, being able to create a creature in Spore and have it be animated helped him understand how to recognize emotions in other people.

Comments?
Title: Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
Post by: Cobra on February 08, 2009, 08:53:53 pm
Wow that was a real fasinating read. Half my family are teachers and I hear a lot of stories of autism in students the effect it has on them and class mates. Sounds like a win for gaming if it is presenting concepts to autistic children in ways they understand.
Title: Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
Post by: Miclee on February 09, 2009, 02:23:42 pm
That's a good article. +1 for Spore?  ::)
Title: Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
Post by: DylanTK on February 09, 2009, 10:43:18 pm
This is definitely the awesome, and very interesting. My psychiatrist specializes in autism [that's not why I see him though], and would probably find this pretty fascinating.
Title: Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 09, 2009, 11:01:26 pm
Well i have found Spore has attracted a lot of autistic people. I am not sure if its just coincidence or the nature of the game.
Title: Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
Post by: omegatripod on February 10, 2009, 11:38:47 am
I'm mildly autistic.
Coincidence?
I think NOT!
Title: Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
Post by: LadyM on February 11, 2009, 07:19:47 am
This was shared with the Devs and they thought it was pretty cool.
Title: Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
Post by: Saganmaineiac on February 16, 2009, 06:52:13 pm
I have Autism and It did affect me. A little.
Title: Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
Post by: Myshuno on February 17, 2009, 12:57:46 pm
i have aspergers.
Title: Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
Post by: darkwanderer on February 18, 2009, 01:48:28 am
technically a community tool such as this very forum would be good for autism too, encouraging social interaction etc. so the whole GS spore forum over the years is perfect ^_^
Title: Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
Post by: Saganmaineiac on February 18, 2009, 05:26:37 am
yay! my existence is perfect here! ;D
Title: Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
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