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Using virtual reality with autistic pupils

Newbutt, Nigel

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Nigel Newbutt
Senior Lecturer in Digital Education


In the guide Nigel explores the two main options for VR-HMD; HTC Vive and cardboard VR with a smartphone/device. Focussing on the cardboard VR option, he then offers some guidance on using this technology with autistic pupils and recommends some content for both cardboard and HTC Vive VR devices.

Nigel outlines advantages and disadvantages of both options, before focussing on the cardboard VR-HMD and offering guidance on how to set it up and use it with pupils. He also outlines apps and content to use with both the cardboard and HTC Vive options.


Newbutt, N. (2018). Using virtual reality with autistic pupils.

Other Type Manual / Guide
Publication Date Nov 18, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jun 7, 2019
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords autism, technology, virtual reality, head-mounted display, classrooms, teachers
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