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 +<​u>'''​Article:'''</​u>​ [http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Autism_spectrum_disorder Autism Spectrum] from Wikipedia
  
 +<​u>'''​Notes:'''</​u>​
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 +* ASD stands for Autism Spectrum Disorder ("​spectrum"​ because effects vary among those who have it)
 +* Because it's a spectrum disorder, treatment has to be tailored to the needs of the individual
 +* Activities that autistic people engage in tend to be simple and repetitive
 +* "​Children with autism do not prefer to be alone"
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 +<​u>'''​Application to personal research:'''</​u>​
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 +Therapeutic exercises will need to be simple so the child can participate in them.  ''​Imitation games''​ are common among other research experiments in the field of assistive robotics. ​ What other games might be possible and useful? ​ How about the robot performing an action as long as the child is behaving a certain way, or performing UNTIL the child behaves a certain way?  Peek-a-boo is a common game for infants. ​ TODO: Look into Fisher Price'​s list of [http://​www.fisher-price.com/​us/​playtime/​learn.asp Infant Games]. ​ Games that get a young child'​s brain going could possibly become valuable robotic games.
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 +<< [[Describing Autism]]
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