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ERIC Number: EJ904365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Using Multimedia to Reveal the Hidden Code of Everyday Behaviour to Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
Doyle, Theresa; Arnedillo-Sanchez, Inmaculada
Computers & Education, v56 n2 p357-369 Feb 2011
This paper describes a framework which was developed for carers (teachers and parents) to help them create personalised social stories for children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). It explores the social challenges experienced by individuals with ASDs and outlines an intervention aimed at revealing the hidden code that underpins social interactions to them. It focuses on how technology can facilitate the implementation of this intervention by utilising multimedia-authoring tools. Findings from a case study, involving seven carers over a five-month period, are encouraging revealing that the participants quickly learned the basics of the intervention and either adapted or created social stories. They found the framework easy to use and sufficiently flexible to cater for children with social interaction, communication and behaviour problems. (Contains 2 tables and 13 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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