Study Overview

  • Study directors: Suzanne Goh, MD, BCBA and Emily Newton, PsyD, BCBA 

  • Recruiting: Yes 

  • Study title: A Randomized Controlled Study to Evaluate Social Skill Treatment Options in Children with Autism Using VR Technology 

  • Condition: Autism Spectrum Disorder 

  • Purpose: To determine the effect of Floreo VR in social and communication skill building for children in ABA at Cortica.  


Inclusion criteria

  • Ages 5-10 

  • Confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder 

  • Engaged in behavior therapy at Cortica at least twice a week 

Exclusion criteria

  • Uncontrolled neurological disorders, such as epilepsy or migraine 

  • Current disorders affecting balance, such as vertigo 

  • Eye movement impairment 

Floreo VR boy photo

What is Involved? 

  • Virtual reality trial: To participate, we will first invite you and your child to try VR to ensure they are comfortable with the technology 

  • Frequency of visits: Twice weekly visits over the course of 12 weeks, during which participants interact with FloreoVR or a matched control during in-clinic ABA sessions, and a follow-up at 24 weeks 

  • Costs: No costs will be charged for any of the study procedures 

Location and Contact Information 


Floreo locations