New App May Help Children With Autism Get Better at This Crucial Skill

Some people with autism struggle to make and maintain eye-contact. This can make it more difficult to connect with those around them and to accurately read people’s emotions and facial expressions.

To help combat this problem, Samsung and a team of scientists developed an interactive camera app called Look At Me.

In a study, 20 children trained with the Look At Me app every day for eight weeks and saw an improvement in ability to make eye-contact and identify social cues, according to the video below.

A team of clinical psychologists, cognitive psychologists, and psychiatrists developed the app curriculum, according to Samsung’s website. Look At Me helps keep children motivated and interested through a points system, themed missions and various sound and visual effects. Each special mission in the app requires interaction between parents and their children to encourage social situations and positive relationships.

The Look At Me app is currently available through Google Play.

Watch the video below for more information on this new app:

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