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ERIC Number: EJ1129230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Using Apps to Develop Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Withey, Kristin L.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v52 n4 p250-255 Mar 2017
Social skills are critical to later success in school and adult life. Typically, children build these through interaction with caregivers and peers. However, some students, especially those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), demonstrate delays in this domain and require additional interventions. While there are a number of interventions that are effective for young children with socioemotional delays, there remains a paucity of research on the use of technology as a socioemotional intervention in early childhood. This column suggests that applications on mobile devices can allow students to learn the social and play expectations for a given dramatic play scenario, such as "Grocery Store."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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