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“I’ve had conversations that have gone on for hours”: A portrait of an autistic youth’s online relationship building.

, , Kent State University, United States

Journal of Interactive Learning Research Volume 28, Number 4, ISSN 1093-023X Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This article examines what that immersion in virtual worlds has looked like for Jason (a pseudonym), a 21-year-old person diagnosed on the autism spectrum who has participated in virtual games since he was 12. Over the four years we have followed Jason, what has been noticeable is not only the increasing communication skills he has demonstrated, but the changing nature of the virtual worlds in which he has been immersed.

Citation

Kist, W. & Morgan, K. (2017). “I’ve had conversations that have gone on for hours”: A portrait of an autistic youth’s online relationship building. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 28(4), 397-416. Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 22, 2018 from .