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Frame It is an interactive, blended, tangible-digital puzzle game intended as a play-centered teaching and therapeutic tool. Current work is focused on the development of a social-signals puzzle game for children with autism that will help them recognize social-emotional cues from information surrounding the eyes. In addition, we are investigating if this play-centered therapy results in the children becoming less averse to direct eye contact with others. The study uses eye-tracking technology to measure gaze behavior while participants are exposed to images and videos of social settings and expressions. Results indicate that significant changes in expression recognition and social gaze are possible after repeated uses of the Frame It game platform.

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