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Dungeons, dragons and dice rolls help some people deal with day-to-day – Brisbane Times

Autism Queensland is trialling a program using popular game Dungeons & Dragons to help people on the spectrum learn skills they need for real life.




“We use D&D as a platform for participants to work on skills such as social communication, negotiation, working as a team, lots of different things,” Dr Taggart said.
“The best thing about the program is that the therapy is hidden; it’s all embedded into D&D, that meaningful activity.”
David Smith is a program mentor who is on the spectrum himself, and runs regular sessions acting as the dungeon master.
He says the skills being developed by the people participating have roots in the fantasy setting,…

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