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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
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PASSERINO, Liliana Maria and SANTAROSA, Lucila Costi M.. Social interaction in austim in learning virtual environment. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2007, vol.20, n.1, pp. 54-64. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722007000100008.
The goal of this paper is to discuss the development of social interactions in virtual environments, specially considering the autism. The literature review is based on Sociohistorical Theory and main theoretical works about this condition. We start from a wide discussion about social interaction, its development and relation to autism characteristics, considering that the concept of intentional communication is fundamental to the analysis of social interaction of autistic subjects in virtual environments. Furthermore, we present and discuss the data obtained from a case of study carried out with four subjects that suffer from different levels of autism. The study was developed as a two years of research applying several virtual environments. We also discuss the main results of this research.
Keywords : Autism; social interaction; virtual learning environment.