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Xbox Kinect offers a new way to help children with autism

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March 7, 2014
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At an elementary school in Virginia, teachers turn to the Xbox Kinect to help motivate students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and improve their social skills, a growing trend in ASD therapy. 02:01 Video provided by AFP


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