Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thomas The Tank Engine Helps Autistic Kids Identify Emotions

By Saeed Ahmed - CNN

"I always thought Thomas was a great educational show for kids."
Story Highlights:
• Online game uses Thomas the Tank Engine to help autistic children
• Children try to recognize which engine has happy, sad, angry face
• Autistic children often have trouble distinguishing different facial expressions
• UK study: More autistic kids fascinated with "Thomas" than other fictional characters

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