Social Skills Training for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder via Virtual Reality

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Project Overview

Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) display difficulties recognizing and interacting with behavioral expressions of emotion, a deficit that makes social interaction problematic. Social skills training is foundational to the treatment of ASD, yet this intervention is costly and time-consuming. This project will investigate the applicability of novel technology (virtual reality) to simulate real-world social interactions for youth with ASD. For more information, please reach out to Katrina Brown at


  • The University of Mississippi Medical Center


  • Katrina Brown
  • David Elkin


  • Inactive