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Helping kids with autism better understand facial expressions, “which is kind of fantastic”

A look at a new type of behavioral therapy designed to help children with autism understand emotions and interact better with others.

As we've reported here before, researchers are exploring the use of Google Glass to help children with autism better understand facial expressions — and, hopefully, have better interactions with others. A new video, which accompanies a Stanford Medicine magazine article, offers a closer look at the form of behavioral therapy and introduces us to a young boy named Ethan.

And what does Ethan think about the technology? "If other people are feeling different things, I can tell which emotion they're feeling, which is kind of fantastic," he says.

Video and image by Mark Hanlon

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