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Symbolic play in augmented reality

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This project is exploring the ways in which augmented reality (AR) supports an overlaid symbolic interpretation of the physical world. Symbolic play is an important developmental progression in early childhood, leading to social skills and broader intellectual development. Some aspects of symbolic play can be disrupted in conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, and the frequent attraction of computer systems for children with these disorders suggests an approach to encouraging and facilitating symbolic interpretation in play.