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ERIC Number: EJ1155618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 19
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ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
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Design Approach of Mathematics Learning Activities in a Digital Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Santos, Maria Isabel; Breda, Ana; Almeida, Ana Margarida
Educational Technology Research and Development, v65 n5 p1305-1323 Oct 2017
Learning environment on mathematics for autistic children is a prototype of a digital environment with dynamic adaptation features designed to offer activities towards the development of mathematical reasoning in children aged 6-12 years, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in social communication and social interaction as well as restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activities. This paper, with a primarily conceptual and analytical scope, discusses the mathematical difficulties that some children with ASD have, and presents strategies that can be used to overcome them. Based on a literature review and on the results of a preliminary study already conducted, we present results concerning the proposal of a set of learning activities for the prototype under development, specifically targeted to promote mathematical reasoning in students with ASD. Guidelines for future research are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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