ERIC Number: EJ1082494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Comment on Technology-Based Intervention Research for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
McCleery, Joseph P.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n12 p3832-3835 Dec 2015
The purpose of this letter to the editor is to comment on several review papers recently published in the current "Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Special Issue on Technology: Software, Robotics, and Translational Science." These reviews address a variety of aspects relating to technology-aided intervention and instruction for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Here, I comment on and evaluate the overall status of research and development in this area, including reflection on current challenges in this area in the context of previous challenges and resolutions in behavioral intervention research. From these reviews and the current evaluation, I further discuss important next steps for the field which may be critical for guiding progress toward meaningful impacts upon individuals with ASD.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Assistive Technology, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Research and Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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