Autism spectrum clients in counseling are challenging due to limitations in perspective taking as well as emotional/cognitive delays. Many autism spectrum clients use technology as a way to feel safe and relate to the world around them. Computer/tablet/video games have rich metaphors and themes that can help these young people understand themselves and the world around them and can be used to enhance self-representation and social, emotional, and cognitive growth.
Hull, Kevin Boyd, "Technology, Counseling, and the Autism Spectrum: Using Tech to Promote Growth and Healing with Autism Spectrum Clients" (2018). Faculty Publications and Presentations. 176.