THE EFFECTS OF APPLYING GAME-BASED LEARNING TO WEBCAM MOTION SENSOR GAMES FOR AUTISTIC STUDENTSí SENSORY INTEGRATION TRAINING

 

ABSTRACT

This study aims to explore the effects of applying game-based learning to webcam motion sensor games for autistic studentsí sensory integration training for autistic students. The research participants were three autistic students aged from six to ten. Webcam camera as the research tool wad connected internet games to engage in motion sensor games. Through the motion sensor games, the researchers were able to collect data from physiological monitoring, observation (including sensory integration observation and process observation), and interviews. The findings of the study reveal that: (1) the teacher and the participants possess positive attitude toward applying webcam motion sensor games to sensory integration training; (2) Webcam motion sensor games can enhance autistic studentsí learning interest; and (3) applying the game-based learning to webcam motion sensor games can improve the effect of autistic studentsí muscle training and endurance.