Information for Therapists
Social skills and autism - the challengeAre you looking for an effective training program for your young patients? Are you interested in trying an innovative gamified platform that will complement the frontal sessions with your patients? Could the children you treat benefit from a computerized home tasks system with automatic reports so that you can monitor their progress?
Camp Exploration – a great tool for emotion learning!Research has shown that children with autism can significantly improve their abilities to recognise emotions and their social skills in general using computerized tools. Following are a few of the numerous benefits of a computerized environment for a child with autism:
- Children with ASC love to play with computers, just like any other children, and most of them prefer this activity over any other.
- As a rule-based, predictable system, the computerized environment is especially suitable for children with ASC, enabling them to relax and focus on learning and having fun.
- A computerized learning program provides an individualized experience, allowing each child to progress at his own pace and to develop his individual strengths and abilities.
The following two guiding principles have been proven to produce significant change in the autistic child's abilities:
(1) Systematic and structured teaching.
(2) Intrinsic motivation.
Camp Exploration offers both, and much more:
- A systematic and structured program – More than 50 interactive lessons and practice activities and a learning management application that controls and tracks the child's activity.
- Having fun while learning – Dozens of games, applications and activities provide a dynamic interactive learning experience
- A smart reward system – Long-term engagement is maintained using virtual world motivational elements: Children can purchase virtual goods for their costumed avatar and their home using virtual coins they earn for completing learning tasks.
- Tailored especially to the child's needs – The system was created through an iterative development process that included children with autism and their families, as well as consultation with experts and professionals in the field.
The test results show: It actually works!
Camp Exploration was evaluated by an international team of leading researchers. Clinical trials were carried out with more than 100 children in 4 different countries in order to evaluate the system’s usability and effectiveness.