SILAS IN ACTION DEMO VIDEO
SiLAS incorporates video game controllers and headset microphones to control 3D cartoon characters that express emotions.
In a study at Princeton University comparing SiLAS with a paper-and-pencil social skills class, I found that SiLAS resulted in far greater improvement in social skills. This improvement was still present three months after classes ended. Not only did SiLAS parents observe improved social skills in their children, but were also far more satisfied with the skills their children learned. SiLAS leads to greater generalization of the social skills, allows children to practice their skills in a variety of safe contexts, and holds a great deal of promise for social skills instruction to children with autism.
Researcher at Princeton University