Autism is a disorder related to growth and development of a brain. The children who are suffering from autism face difficulties in communicating and adapting well in the community as they face difficulty in interpreting what others think and feel. Therefore, there is need to design such effective e-learning method to ease the communication process and help autistic children with the required knowledge.
There is no remedy for this disorder but there are ways to help sufferers so that it helps them to manage with their condition. There are certain ways including diet, medication and various therapies to help them out to some extent. So, here through this article we will get to know that how virtual reality based learning environment, a computer simulated environment can ease the learning process among autistic children with its new and innovative approach.
Using computers for teaching or for therapy purposes is not a new concept but virtual reality is a new concept serving to technology based therapy as it eases the communication process between the virtual environment and a children suffering from autism due to its face to face interactive environment and picture exchange communication method. Virtual reality helps e-learners to visualize and facilitate the learning process avoiding many problems inhibiting traditional or conventional teaching learning methods. It provides autistic sufferers to develop the skill of self-reliance and make them independent the factor which we consider less. A virtual environment is an ideal way of teaching these skills, as it helps to interact with the real world environment that can be tried out in the existing world.
A person suffering from autism often finds it difficult to read facial expressions, pick up visual sign or understand person while they speak with them. Virtual reality helps autistic children to make them socially attentive. To understand this with an example, a system was designed in US aims at developing social awareness among autistic children. In the system the children wears a head mounted display showing images from virtual classroom containing 3D virtual people showcasing individual presentations. When child loses interest and doesn’t prove to be so interactive the characters usually fades demonstrating what happens actually when they don’t respond.
Virtual reality helps autistic people to interact and experience a virtual world around them with the perception of real world simulation so that they can become responsive. They are furnished with skills or forms of interaction which we do with much ease in our daily lives and have ever realized to be skilled at but it is complex and difficult for someone with autism. Stay connected with VR news and channel for more such information regarding various applications of the virtual reality and its related technology.