WhizKid Games

Whizkid Games was created by a group of final year multimedia design students from Swinburne’s Faculty of Design in collaboration with Swinburne’s National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) and Bulleen Heights Autism School.

Whizkid Games aims to help autistic children learn life skills. Focusing on areas such as coping with change, recognising emotions and non-verbal communication, the 16 therapeutic games are themed around everyday activities such as getting dressed, going to school and following a schedule.

Since its launch, Whizkid Games has recorded almost 115,000 visits, representing a 600 per cent increase in traffic otherwise recorded for the National eTherapy Centre’s online mental health service, which hosts the program.
A trailer for the program can be found at http://www.autismgames.com.au/trailer.html. The games portal can be accessed at http://www.whizkidgames.com

Media Releases:
WhizKid Games in design awards
WhizKid Games wins design award
James Marshall discusses the project in a video presentation