Another article that I want to count towards my research blogging on gaming and disabilities is, “Enduring Leisure Involvement and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” by Benjamin Hickerson, Errin H. Finke, and Youngjoon Choi. According to the abstract, This study examined the validity and reliability of a parent-report instrument to mea-sure enduring leisure involvement of children with autism spectrum disorder. Enduring leisure involvement is a connection to an activity occurring when there is congruence between individual needs and goals with values and attributes of the activity.”
Basically, this study was testing whether parents could help children with autism by giving them video games and it could help their abilities to connect and focus. The main thing with this study is that the parents did the reporting of how involved the child could or would get based on their autism’s severity. It is all about compliance.