The University of Missouri’s Department of Psychological Sciences has the largest center in the state specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Thompson Center is a national leader in confronting the challenges of autism and other developmental conditions. Professor Micah Mazurek says no one has examined the connection between those with autism and technology from a research perspective. Mazurek’s study included just over 200 children and adolescents with autism and 179 typically developing kids. Researchers at the University of Missouri have more studies in development to help understand both the positive and negative aspects of videogame use by those with ASD.
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