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Contact: Wendy Leopold
Northwestern University

Virtual Peers

Caption: Virtual peer Sam, designed to look around eight-years-old and is gender ambiguous, is projected on a large screen. A dollhouse with moveable furniture and figurines sits between the child with autism and Sam. Sam engages the child with autism in conversation and play while a researcher observes their interaction.

Credit: Northwestern University

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