The Use of Augmented Reality Based Social Stories to Improve Social Skills for Children with Autism


In this session, we will explore a new approach to using "social stories" with the support of augmented reality to improve social skills in children with autism. It is argued that he use of augmented reality to add interactivity to the social story enhances the experience and improves achieving the desired outcomes. We present the "Airport and Flight" interactive social story as an example and reflect on improving the travel by air experience for children with autism and their families.

Session outline:

1. Background on Social Stories

2. Introduction to Augmented Reality

3. Using Social Stories to improve social skills development for children with autism

4. Using WeFlyAR social story for improving flight and airport experience for children with autism

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