ADD/ADHD Resource Reviews
Gaining Face, CD Rom Game by Team Asperger
This is a great game for the computer. It helps children to learn to read expressions therefore helping to teach more about the non-verbal signal which we all use in daily life. The quiz idea is great as it gives the player positive feedback on how they are doing and the fact that you can check which answer is the correct one if you get it wrong is helpful for the next time you play. It enables the player to learn as they go a long and encourages them to look carefully at each expression, which they can then take into their daily life. Great for learning non-verbal cues and helping with social skills for children who have problems in this area.
This game has been used at my sons special school unit. The following are reviews by 1 of the teachers and 1 of the pupils at the school.
Sarah-Jayne Bass (formerly Caroline Hensby) - adders.org
Richard, Pupil writes:
I think this is good because it helps me to understand the expressions, but the smaller boxes are hard to understand. I also like it because you can have a look at the different faces before you go into the game.
Sam, Teacher writes:
Occasionally difficult for the pupils to pick the correct answer when 5 pictures were shown at once because the pictures were significantly smaller.
The game provided a competitive edge for the children as they were given a score out of 20 after each attempt. This factor encouraged the children to attempt the game again and again to try and better their own scores. This did help improve recognition of expression and emotion - almost on a subconscious level.
I felt the set-up of the game was useful as it allowed the player to look at different ages/gender/ethnicity and try to recognise emotions and expressions on a variety of faces.
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