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FeelingTalk: Helping children with autism recognize and understand emotions

Project by 
Karen Wang
Project Year 
2015
Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) struggle with reading and understanding other people’s facial expressions and underlying emotions, making it very difficult for them to build social competence and have meaningful interactions with others. FeelingTalk seeks to incorporate learning mechanics and game features that directly coincide with autistic brain function to help children with ASD recognize and understand emotions. The FeelingTalk app also provides parents of ASD children a platform and empowers them to play with their child and practice social emotional skills together at home.