At no cost, you can now read the peer reviewed "Avatar Assistant" paper that showed improvements in Emotion Recognition and Social Interactions for both the HFA and LFA participants who played FaceSay for just 12 sesssions in this randomized controlled study. The HFA students also improved on Face Recognition.
5 years after the original study, the break through results have not yet been matched. FaceSay is still the only technology intervention to show generalization to everyday life, in particular to playground social interactions.
The paper on the 2007 Randomized Controlled Study of FaceSay has successfully completed the peer review process at the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (see the online version). Here's a quick excerpt from the abstract
"The children with LFA demonstrated improvements in two areas of the intervention: emotion recognition and social interactions. The children with HFA demonstrated improvements in all three areas: facial recognition, emotion recognition, and social interactions. These findings, particularly the measured improvements to social interactions in a natural environment, are encouraging"
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