RESEARCH

PUBLICATIONS

Experiences with virtual reality-based training for joint attention: a usability and initial feasibility pilot of Floreo VR’s Joint Attention Module in a special education school setting.

Ravindran V, Osgood M, Sazawal V, Solorzano R, Turnacioglu S. Virtual Reality Support for Joint Attention Using the Floreo Joint Attention Module: Usability and Feasibility Pilot Study. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting. 2019;2(2):e14429. doi:10.2196/14429. View Here.

Immersive Virtual Reality to Improve Police Interaction Skills in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Parish-Morris, J., Solórzano, R., Ravindran, V., Sazawal, V., Turnacioglu, S., Zitter, A., Miller, J. & McCleery, J. (2018). Immersive Virtual Reality to Improve Police Interaction Skills in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Preliminary Results of a Feasibility and Safety Trial. Proc of the 23rd Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference, Gatineau, Canada. View Here.

The State of Virtual and Augmented Reality Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Turnacioglu, S., Sazawal, V., Solórzano, R., Parish-Morris, J., Zitter, A., Miller, J., McCleery, J., & Ravindran, V. (accepted for publication). The State of Virtual and Augmented Reality Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Chapter in: Virtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment, IGI Global. View Here.

Safety and Feasibility of an Immersive Virtual Reality Intervention Program for Teaching Police Interaction Skills to Adolescents and Adults with Autism. 

McCleery, J., Zitter, A.N., Solorzano, R., Turnacioglu, S., Miller, J.S., Ravindran, V., Parish-Morris, J. (2020). Safety and feasibility of an immersive virtual reality intervention program for teaching police interaction skills to adolescents and adults with autism. Autism Research, 13(8), 1418-1424. View Here.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Oral presentation at the NODE Health Society for Digital Medicine Conference, New York, N.Y. 

Ravindran, V., Sazawal, V., Solorzano, R., & Turnacioglu, S. (2017, December). Floreo: VR Based Module for Joint Attention. Oral presentation at the NODE Health Society for Digital Medicine Conference, New York, N.Y. Awarded Top Evidence Based Pilot. View Here.

Immersive Virtual Reality to Improve Police Interaction Skills in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Preliminary Results of a Feasibility and Safety Trial. Gatineau, Canada

Parish-Morris, J., Solórzano, R., Ravindran, V., Sazawal, V., Turnacioglu, S., Zitter, A., Miller, J. & McCleery, J. (2018, June). Immersive Virtual Reality to Improve Police Interaction Skills in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Preliminary Results of a Feasibility and Safety Trial. Oral presentation at the 23rd Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference, Gatineau, Canada. View Here.

Using Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies to Motivate Individuals with Autism to Participate in an Immersive Virtual Reality Intervention. Washington, DC.

Zitter, A., Parish-Morris, J., Solorzano, R., Turnacioglu, S., Ravindran, V., Sazawal, V., & McCleery, J. (2018, November). Using Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies to Motivate Individuals with Autism to Participate in an Immersive Virtual Reality Intervention. Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, D.C.

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Prior Tech Experience and Motivation to Engage in Immersive Virtual Reality Intervention: A Study of Verbally Fluent Adolescents and Adults with Autism. Norfolk, VA.

Zitter, A., Parish-Morris (2019, June). Prior Tech Experience and Motivation to Engage in Immersive Virtual Reality Intervention: A Study of Verbally Fluent Adolescents and Adults with Autism. 24th Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY24), Norfolk,VA

Feasibility and Safety of Immersive Virtual Reality as a Tool to Improve Police Safety in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Montreal, QC, Canada.

Zitter, A. N., Solórzano, R., Turnacioglu, S., Miller, J. S., Ravindran, V., Parish-Morris, J., & McCleery, J. (2019, May). Feasibility and Safety of Immersive Virtual Reality as a Tool to Improve Police Safety in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Oral Presentation at the International Society for Autism Research, Montreal, QC, Canada.

STUDIES

Safety and Feasibility of an Immersive Virtual Reality Intervention Program for Teaching Police Interaction Skills to Adolescents and Adults with Autism.

The safety and usability of Floreo’s Police Safety Module were assessed in the first phase of an ongoing research collaboration with the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Sixty individuals between twelve and sixty years of age completed sessions of Floreo VR. Mild side effects including headache and disorientation were described by five participants and no serious adverse events were noted. Average scores were high on a version of the System Usability Scale modified for use with individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
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Ongoing: Phase II of an NIMH Small Business Technology Transfer Program-funded collaboration with the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“Immersive Virtual Reality as a Tool to Improve Police Safety in Adolescents and Adults with ASD”
The goal of this project is to test the effectiveness of an immersive virtual reality intervention to improve police safety skills in adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder in the lab, and with community partners.
Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT03605368