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How an Australian School is using Kinect and Happy Action Theater to Reach Children with Autism

How an Australian School is using Kinect and Happy Action Theater to Reach Children with Autism

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Mathieu Marunczyn, a teacher at Jackson School in Victoria, has integrated the Xbox Kinect into the classroom routine of children with autism spectrum disorders.  

The Kinect, along with Happy Action Theater, has allowed the children to immerse themselves in play, and in doing so they can begin to communicate with others, be physical, and practice their social and language skills. The Happy Action Theater game has no menus, buttons, scores or goals, it is simply based on the interactive scenes and therefore generates creativity and social interaction of the children. 

The Kinect provides an effective tool for teachers to interact with and teach their children. For more information on xbox360 and Kinect see the website.

Read the full article here.

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  • Great to see that Kinect is not just for playing...

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