Virtual Reality as a tool for improving spatial rotation among deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children.
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the practice of rotating Virtual Reality (VR)
three-dimensional (3D) objects will enhance the spatial rotation thinking of deaf and hardof-
hearing children compared to the practice of rotating two-dimensional (2D) objects. Two
groups were involved in this study: an experimental group, which included 21 deaf and hardof-hearing children, who played a VR 3D game, and a control group of 23 deaf and hard-of hearing children, who played a similar 2D (not VR) game. The results clearly indicate that
practicing with VR 3D spatial rotations significantly improved the children's performance of
spatial rotation, which enhanced their ability to perform better in other intellectual skills as
well as in their sign language skills.
Passig, D., & Eden, S. (2001).
Virtual Reality as a tool for improving spatial rotation among deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 4 (6), 681-686.
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