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Virtual Reality Social Cognition Training for Young Adults with High-Functioning Autism

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, May 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

Mentioned by

news
1 news outlet
blogs
1 blog
twitter
8 tweeters
peer_reviews
1 peer review site
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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187 Dimensions

Readers on

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521 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Virtual Reality Social Cognition Training for Young Adults with High-Functioning Autism
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, May 2012
DOI 10.1007/s10803-012-1544-6
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Authors

Michelle R. Kandalaft, Nyaz Didehbani, Daniel C. Krawczyk, Tandra T. Allen, Sandra B. Chapman

Abstract

Few evidence-based social interventions exist for young adults with high-functioning autism, many of whom encounter significant challenges during the transition into adulthood. The current study investigated the feasibility of an engaging Virtual Reality Social Cognition Training intervention focused on enhancing social skills, social cognition, and social functioning. Eight young adults diagnosed with high-functioning autism completed 10 sessions across 5 weeks. Significant increases on social cognitive measures of theory of mind and emotion recognition, as well as in real life social and occupational functioning were found post-training. These findings suggest that the virtual reality platform is a promising tool for improving social skills, cognition, and functioning in autism.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 8 2%
United States 8 2%
Spain 3 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Sweden 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 7 1%
Unknown 484 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 102 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 84 16%
Student > Bachelor 77 15%
Researcher 60 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 49 9%
Other 149 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 182 35%
Computer Science 75 14%
Unspecified 72 14%
Social Sciences 50 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 28 5%
Other 114 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. 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 23 October 2018.
All research outputs
#566,223
of 12,830,933 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#280
of 3,166 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,535
of 119,987 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#5
of 57 outputs
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