ERIC Number: EJ794323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 6
Enhancing and Accelerating the Pace of Autism Research and Treatment: The Promise of Developing Innovative Technology
Goodwin, Matthew S.
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v23 n2 p125-128 2008
In their article, Kimball and Smith nicely articulated the benefits and challenges of creating computer technology to support individuals with autism. They also provided a well-devised three-point plan to stimulate and support progress in technology development for this population. As a follow-up to their article, this article expands the discussion by (a) highlighting additional technologies emerging in the field, (b) detailing the many ways these innovative technologies can be used to enhance and accelerate the pace of autism research and treatment, and (c) describing the Autism Speaks-Innovative Technology for Autism (ITA) Initiative as a resource to complement and aid Kimball and Smith's call for further technology development.
Descriptors: Autism, Computers, Intervention, Educational Technology, Research Design, Technological Advancement, Computer Software
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