Your Child Deserves Better
Invirtua’s instruction programs offer a unique approach to autism –
Telehealth sessions with live, interactive avatars
The Challenges of Autism
- Each individual experiences his or her challenges differently
- No one type of treatment is effective for every boy and girl
- Finding the “just-right” combination is what makes the difference
- Who can be more effective – a certified therapist, a tutor, a TA?
- It may not be a person, after all!
Your children who receive autism therapy and assistance in a home-school environment can now get special instruction via telehealth sessions with our interactive 3D virtual characters and the professional “avatar pilots” who control them.
We invite you to schedule a free consultation to see how our program works and if it is a good fit for your child and budget. You may choose an introductory rate of $35 for each 25-30 minute long session, if booked separately, or $120 for four weekly sessions.
If you are interested in signing up for one of our long-term programs (12 weeks or more), let me know and I will make the first session no-charge. If you and your child try it and decide it’s not for you, you will receive a full refund.
Why I Believe in Interactive Avatars for Autism
INSPIRED BY SCIENCE
MOTIVATED BY FAMILY
You see, I had grown up with Michael, a cousin my age who was on the autism spectrum (although we didn’t call it that then), and I knew his life was going to be very different from mine. His was much harder, for him and his parents. There had to be a way I could change that for other kids.
ENCOURAGED BY RESULTS
In 2015, I opened the doors to Invirtua and began working with kids in private therapy, in classrooms at schools, at clinics and in small research projects. At each step, we saw the benefits to our children that Dr. Picard predicted – less anxiety, better learning, and faster generalization.
BYU RESEARCH PROVIDES EVIDENCE
This year, a professor at Brigham Young University published a study in the Elsevier Journal called “Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.” It details how they used our 3D Digital Puppeteer software to examine avatar-based social skills intervention in a clinical setting. This small study revealed a similar conclusion made by many other researchers in Europe and the US – participants make consistent gains when assisted by computer-generated interactive avatars.
An Actual Avatar Adventure!
Our thanks to Braeden’s mother, who allowed us to show clips from recordings of the 45-minute-long sessions from Summer 2019, involving her son and Invirtua avatars with Gary Jesch as “avatar pilot.” One of Braeden’s speech challenges was speaking with complete sentences, and he showed clear improvement over approximately 15 weeks with the avatars and his therapists.
According to Jesch, a parent can also help with the sessions, instead of a therapist. “Moms know their children and how to help them learn. The avatar takes the emphasis off interacting with Mom, which makes it easier to have productive sessions, because anxiety is reduced. And many of these kids can tackle fairly complex material if they aren’t anxious or doubtful about succeeding.”
Your child with autism can improve on:
How do you sign up?
Let’s arrange a free consultation to discuss your child’s strengths, affinities, challenges and learning difficulties.
There are several ways you can reach me to make an appointment, starting with using the form below.
Once we get started, you’ll be asked to sign some documents as part of our security and disclosure requirements.
They’ll show up in your Client Portal.
You and your child can do this on your own terms, at your own pace.
Let’s get started and bring on the Avatar Adventures!
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