We are currently developing a computerized game called FaceMaze to help children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) express their facial emotions. In the FaceMaze game, the child navigates a Pac-man character through a maze with the goal of collecting as many candies as possible. In order to score points, the child poses a happy or angry facial expression that is recorded by a webcam and evaluated by the computer software program.
In the research study happening Spring 2016, children will be asked to produce facial expressions before and after playing the FaceMaze game. We are interested in knowing whether the game improves their facial expression abilities. Based on this research, we hope to design a cost-effective intervention that will improve the social communication skills of children with ASD. If your child is interested in participating or if you would like to know more about the study, please fill out our participation form found to the left.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Thanks for participating!