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Do adolescents with autistic spectrum disorders adhere to social conventions in virtual environments?

Study: 
Parsons, S., Mitchell, P., and Leonard, A., (2005) Do adolescents with autistic spectrum disorders adhere to social conventions in virtual environments?. Autism, the international journal of research and practice, 9(1), 95-117.
Design: 
Parsons, 2005, investigated whether people with ASD respond to specific social conventions depicted in virtual reality scenes compared to matched comparison group. . They used an approach toa virtual caf

The potential for using virtual environments (VEs) in educational contexts for people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) has been recognized. However, very little is known about how people with ASDs interpret and understand VEs. This study aimed to investigate this directly with a group of 12 adolescents with ASDs, each individually matched with comparison participants. Participants were presented with VEs to assess whether they adhered to particular social conventions, such as not walking across grass and flowerbeds en route to a caf