Pico’s adventure

Description

Kinect game for children with autistic spectrum disorder, aimed at promoting social initiation, such as approaching and looking for others, trying to start social communication and producing any verbal or gestural behaviour for communicative goals. During the game, the children will be introduced to a fantasy world inhabited by a friendly mascot.Children – either alone or in collaboration with adults and peers – will have to help the mascot and overcome different missions, each one designed to address a targeted behavior related with social initiation.

References

Malinverni, L., Mora-Guiard, J., Padillo, V., Valero, L., Hervás, A., & Pares, N. (2017). An inclusive design approach for developing video games for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Computers in Human Behavior, 71, 535–549. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.01.018

Provider/ Suite: M4ALL

 

Skill Domain : Socio-emotional skills

 

Special needs / School ages : ASD children (4-6 years old)

 

Language : English, Spanish, Catalan

 

Cost : Free download

 

Equipment: Kinect camera

 

System Requirement: Windows 7-8