Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Larson, Susan

Second Reader

Michael Mignard;


This literature review determined the feasibility and effectiveness of Immersive Virtual Environment (IVE) virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD) interventions to develop social skills for children with ASD. Data summarized 11 research studies conducted within the past five years utilizing HMD interventions. The research examined several HMD technology options across various settings such as school, home and community. Analysis of the data found that HMD interventions demonstrated promise in terms of feasibility developing social skills for children with ASD. The review noted limitations of the reviewed studies as well as suggested a need for further research in this emerging field of ASD virtual reality interventions.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis