Virtual Reality and Augmented Social Training for Autism
Peter Mundy, professor and director of educational research at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, holds a multi-year grant that has been designated a priority by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This project is designed to develop virtual reality educational methods that can help very bright children with autism improve social and emotional regulation skills that will help them learn and adapt in school and vocational settings. In fall 2009, Mundy launched the development phase of a virtual reality lab, housed at the UC Davis Center for the Mind and Brain.