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ERIC Number: ED562109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Health Care: Role of ICT in Autism
Shahid, Hafiza Maimoona; Tariq, Sohaib; Saleem, Imran; Butt, Muhammad Adil; Tariq, Arslan; Tariq, Iqra
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) (12th, Maynooth, Greater Dublin, Ireland, Oct 24-26, 2015)
Recently, considerable advancement has been seen for educating the people with autism. Research has shown that people with autism reveals positive behavior while interacting with innovative information technologies as compared to therapies. This review focuses on the possible use of ICT in the education and development of the people with autism and reducing their difficulties in communication. A variety of different ICT applications for the treatment of autism including the use of interactive virtual environments, devices, computers, serious games and avatars will be discussed in this paper. ICT is a rapidly developing area of research to be used as a therapy for autism. Despite the fact that ICT has exciting positive results, most of the ICT proposals or implementations have limited use, performance and capabilities in actual conditions. Interactive devices, including robotics are being developed and used for the education and development of the people with autism. These devices teach and practice a skill, promote behaviors and provide feedback in specific environments. Development of interactive devices including robots having humanlike abilities and joint attention are the issues that are to be focused in the future research for assisting the people with autism. [For the full proceedings, see ED562093.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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