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Searching for a way to help children with autism, researcher Gail Alvares came up with a fairly simple equation.

“We like games, we know that kids like games, so why don’t we develop something that could become an additional part of therapy,” she told Mashable Australia.

As part of her work at the University of Western Australia and the Telethons Kids Institute, a medical research organisation based in Perth, Alvares is working on a video game project aimed at teaching kids with autism vital social skills.

The game, currently dubbed Frankie and Friends, is intended to help such children begin to process social information — an idea Alvares described in an article for ABC News. Read more…

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