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Bacon, Elizabeth C.; Moore, Adrienne; Lee, Quimby; Carter Barnes, Cynthia; Courchesne, Eric; Pierce, Karen – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
While many children with autism spectrum disorder are now detected at young ages given the rise in screening and general awareness, little is known regarding the prognosis of early detected children. The brain is shaped by experience-dependent mechanisms; thus, what a child pays attention to plays a pivotal role in shaping brain development. Eye…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Eye Movements, Toddlers
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Fteiha, Mohammad Ali – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Objectives: This study investigates the effects of assistive technology on improving communication skills of children with autism. Methods: Twelve children with autism (mean age=8 years) randomly assigned to either experimental groups or a control group (n=4 per group). The study confirmed validity and stability for the language skills scale for…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Comparative Analysis, Language Skills, Autism
Keating, Colleen – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of using the iPad as compared to traditional paper curriculum to teach phonics to young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ages five to six years old. The study also evaluated whether the iPad can increase academic engagement and decrease challenging behavior while completing literacy…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Alison, Caryn; Root, Jenny R.; Browder, Diane M.; Wood, Leah – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
Demonstrating comprehension of text is a complex skill that is an area of difficulty for many students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Shared story reading is an intervention that has a history of effectiveness in teaching literacy skills to students with extensive support needs. This study used a multiple probe across participants design to…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Autism, English Language Learners, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Nelson, Angela C. – Educational Technology, 2014
Autism Spectrum Disorder is the fastest growing developmental disability today. Autism is a syndrome with a diverse set of symptoms--rarely consistent across diagnosed individuals, and requiring a combination of therapies, educational approaches, and treatments. There is no known cure for autism. Instead treatment is left to educators and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Disability Identification, Clinical Diagnosis
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Carrero, Kelly M.; Fuller, Marcus C. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2021
Mobile technology provides increasingly accessible and normative tools for communication that does not require intelligible oral expression. For adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and complex communication needs, mobile technology presents opportunities for inclusive social experiences and additional modalities for communicating with…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Telecommunications
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Trimingham, Melissa; Shaughnessy, Nicola – Research in Drama Education, 2016
Autism continues to be regarded enigmatically; a community that is difficult to access due to perceived disruptions of interpersonal connectedness. Through detailed observations of two children participating in the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project "Imagining Autism: Drama, Performance and Intermediality as Interventions for…
Descriptors: Attention, Puppetry, Photography, Visual Aids
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Sabayleh, Obaid Abdelkarim; Alramamneh, Abdellatif Khalaf – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2020
This study aimed at identifying the obstacles of implementing learning technologies from the perspective of the teachers at autism centres in Amman. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researchers adopted a descriptive research method and used the survey as a tool of the study. The sample that was selected randomly consisted of 270…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Students with Disabilities
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Stuart, Shannon; Collins, James C. – Advances in Special Education, 2019
This chapter provides evidence-based supports for special education transition services for students with autism. Visual supports, video modeling, and other related strategies used in the transition from school to adult living are included. Discussion includes using evidence-based transition strategies with students who have autism, fostering…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Transitional Programs, Special Education
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Kossyvaki, Lila; Curran, Sara – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Very little research has explored the impact of interventions combining music and technology on children with a dual diagnosis of autism and intellectual disabilities (ID) incorporating the active involvement of school staff. Video recordings and group interviews were used to collect data in this study. Video recordings of five children with…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comorbidity
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Saadatzi, Mohammad Nasser; Pennington, Robert C.; Welch, Karla C.; Graham, James H. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
The authors combined virtual reality technology and social robotics to develop a tutoring system that resembled a small-group arrangement. This tutoring system featured a virtual teacher instructing sight words, and included a humanoid robot emulating a peer. The authors used a multiple-probe design across word sets to evaluate the effects of the…
Descriptors: Robotics, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Tutoring
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Nepo, Kaori; Tincani, Matt; Axelrod, Saul – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2021
The use of mobile devices has become a major medium of leisure engagement for the general population. However, individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) experience disparities in technology access, which may limit their engagement in mobile device-based leisure. Little research has examined procedures for teaching individuals with ID to…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Visual Aids, Scheduling, Adults
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Kärnä, Eija; Dindar, Katja; Hu, Xiaoyi – Interactive Learning Environments, 2020
Technology-enhanced environments are increasingly used to enhance the interaction skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet little is known about how technology use influences interactions between educators and children. This article examined how educators engage with children with ASD in a technology-enhanced learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Mowling, Claire M.; Menear, Kristi; Dennen, Ayla; Fittipaldi-Wert, Jeanine – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
The use of technology has proven to be a successful tool for enhancing the learning of children with disabilities. One example is the use of video-recorded social story movies as interventions for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Through the use of electronic devices such as iPads, iPods and tablets, social stories are brought to…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Ecology, Models, Story Telling
Holzman, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often require accommodations for the successful transition to postsecondary education. Offices of specialized/disability services at four-year postsecondary institutions and community colleges are responsible for providing accommodative services which include technology accommodations for students with…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Adjustment
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