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Spore: A tool for autism?
« on: February 08, 2009, 05:00:34 pm »
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.

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Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 02:23:42 pm »
That's a good article. +1 for Spore?  ::)

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Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009, 11:38:47 am »
I'm mildly autistic.
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Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2009, 07:19:47 am »
This was shared with the Devs and they thought it was pretty cool.

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Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2009, 06:52:13 pm »
I have Autism and It did affect me. A little.
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Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2009, 12:57:46 pm »
i have aspergers.
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Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
« Reply #9 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 ^_^



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Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2009, 05:26:37 am »
yay! my existence is perfect here! ;D
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Re: Spore: A tool for autism?
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2009, 09:09:46 am »
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