The Feelings Game Feels Ready
[From an organizational announcement.]
The Feelings Game, a unique and fun activity designed to help children
and adolescents with autism learn to identify facial expressions
and emotions, is announced by www.Do2Learn.org as now available.
The free on-line game starts with activities that focus on the
visual discrimination of facial expressions and matching labels
with expressions, and then progresses to activities that teach about
emotions and emotional expression.
The game uses photos of real people and includes established special
teaching methods such as cheerful and child-friendly graphics, positive
feedback for right answers only, and randomized presentation of
faces to avoid pattern learning.
The game incorporates the latest research findings on recognizing
facial expressions, including concepts such as having 3 selectable
faces because age and sex have an effect on the way emotions are
understood, and using neutral colors in the pictures since wearing
colors like red affects the emotions perceived.
A separate Facial Expressions Game at the same web site lets a
person manipulate the parts of a computer face to duplicate these
expressions, or make different expressions. To support these on-line
games, the site also offers picture cards for communicating expressions,
as part of its over 380 free printable picture cards.
This game is supported by Grant R44-HD41289-01 from NICHD, National
Institutes of Health.
For more information, see http://www.Do2Learn.org/.