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Designing Serious Game Interventions for Individuals with Autism

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, December 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (73rd percentile)

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16 tweeters

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Title
Designing Serious Game Interventions for Individuals with Autism
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, December 2014
DOI 10.1007/s10803-014-2333-1
Pubmed ID
Authors

Elisabeth M. Whyte, Joshua M. Smyth, K. Suzanne Scherf

Abstract

The design of "Serious games" that use game components (e.g., storyline, long-term goals, rewards) to create engaging learning experiences has increased in recent years. We examine of the core principles of serious game design and examine the current use of these principles in computer-based interventions for individuals with autism. Participants who undergo these computer-based interventions often show little evidence of the ability to generalize such learning to novel, everyday social communicative interactions. This lack of generalized learning may result, in part, from the limited use of fundamental elements of serious game design that are known to maximize learning. We suggest that future computer-based interventions should consider the full range of serious game design principles that promote generalization of learning.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 303 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 74 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 63 20%
Student > Bachelor 30 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 29 9%
Researcher 27 9%
Other 54 17%
Unknown 38 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 74 23%
Computer Science 65 21%
Social Sciences 38 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 5%
Other 55 17%
Unknown 47 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 March 2017.
All research outputs
#1,116,345
of 12,316,253 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#682
of 3,051 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#28,580
of 270,879 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#25
of 94 outputs
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