The impact of coding and game-building on children with autism – Education Technology

According to a study by the National Autistic Society, just 16% of adults with autism are in full-time work, even though 77% claim they want to be. Despite society’s efforts to accept the personality traits of those on the autistic spectrum, it goes without saying that there’s still a long way to go in communicating the exceptional and unique characteristics that adults – and children – with autism have.

With an aptitude for logical thinking and a preference for predictability, studies have proven that coding, programming and game-building provide great employment opportunities for adults and learning opportunities for children. In fact, children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) tend to not only compete with their peers but actually surpass them when it comes to digital aptitude because they are logical in their thinking, enjoy predictability and are visual learners.

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