Video Games and Autism: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Video games and autism have been the subject of much dispute, coverage and controversy over recent years. With conflicting studies finding everything from problematic and addictive use, to data suggesting […]

Family Activities for Autism, ADHD and Digital Media

All this week we’ve been discussing recent studies concerning the relationship between digital media and children diagnosed with autism. Data identifies watching television and playing video games as common interests […]

What Is the Impact of Video Games on Autism and Attention?

There have been a few recent studies relating higher use of video games to inattention in children with autism and ADHD. These studies are “correlation” in nature, meaning that […]

Video Games and Defiance in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Video games can be the best friend of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD, providing these youngsters with opportunities to sustain their attention and engage them […]

Common-Sense Strategies for Autism, Digital Media and Children

Determining the best strategies when using video games, apps, and digital media for children with autism is a difficult challenge for many parents. Many studies have demonstrated that games […]

What is the Newest Research on Autism and Video Games?

Video games for children with autism or ADHD are a potential source of great learning opportunities. However, at the same time, video game play can present a host of […]

Improving Social Skills in Autism and ADHD

Improving social skills in autism and ADHD is one of the targeted treatment outcomes of children affected by these disorders. There is some question about whether technology may help or […]

Autism and Technology: A Match Made for the 21st Century

The cover of the New York Magazine on November 5th, 2012, asks “Is everyone on the spectrum?” and goes on to say that Aspergers is “the most popular and […]

Understanding Technology and Autism

There has been a lot of recent news about how technology and video games impact children with autism. Much of what has been written has raised legitimate concerns about […]

Are Video Games a Special Interest Area for Children with Autism?

A common focus of children with autism and Asperger’s is their intense fascination with video games. Approximately 90% of children and adults with Asperger’s Disorder will have an all […]