PsychNology Journal, Volume 4, Number 2, 145 – 159

The Application of a Sensory Integration Treatment Based on Virtual Reality-Tangible Interaction for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Ko-Eun Jung
Dept. of Psychology, Chung-Ang University, Seoul (KOREA)

Hyun-Jhin Lee
School of Design and Media, Hongik University, Jochiwon (KOREA)

Young-Sik Lee
Dept. of Neuropsychiatry, Medical College, Chung-Ang University, Seoul (KOREA)

Seong-Shim Cheong
Bright Future Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinic, Seoul (KOREA)

Min-Young Choi
Dept. of Product Design, KyungSung University, Busan (KOREA)

Dong-Soo Suh
Dept. of Psychiatry, Seoul Metropolitan Children’s Hospital, Seoul (KOREA)

Dongsoo Suh
School of Design and Media, Hongik University, Jochiwon (KOREA)

Shezeen Oah
Dept. of Psychology, Chung-Ang University, Seoul (KOREA)

Sookhee Lee
Dept. of Childwelfare, Chung-Ang University, Seoul (KOREA)

Jang-Han Lee
School of Design and Media, Hongik University, Jochiwon, Dept. of Psychology, Chung-Ang University, Seoul (KOREA)

 

ABSTRACT

Children with autistic spectrum disorders have difficulties integrating motor and sensory experiences. It is important to address therapeutic interventions for these children. However, there are some limitations of the sensory integration therapy and the application of virtual reality for autistic children. SIT based on VR-TIS (VR-SIT) has three components: measurement of coordination ability, social skills training, sensory integration therapy. These components all originated from sensory integration therapy. A total of 12 autistic children and 20 healthy controls, all aged between five and six years, participated in this study. There are significant differences in autistic children and healthy controls for coordination ability measurement and social skill training. We found that it is possible to apply our system to the assessment of, and the therapy for, autistic children.

 

KEYWORDS

Autism, Virtual reality, Sensory integration, Virtual reality tangible interaction

CITE AS

Ko-Eun Jung, Hyun-Jhin Lee, Young-Sik Lee, Seong-Shim Cheong, Min-Young Choi, Dong-Soo Suh, Dongsoo Suh, Shezeen Oah, Sookhee Lee & Jang-Han Lee (2006). The Application of a Sensory Integration Treatment Based on Virtual Reality-Tangible Interaction for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. PsychNology Journal, 4(2), 145 – 159. Retrieved [month] [day], [year], from www.psychnology.org.

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