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Grynszpan, Ouriel; Weiss, Patrice L.; Perez-Diaz, Fernando; Gal, Eynat – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
This article reports the results of a meta-analysis of technology-based intervention studies for children with autism spectrum disorders. We conducted a systematic review of research that used a pre-post design to assess innovative technology interventions, including computer programs, virtual reality, and robotics. The selected studies provided…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Technology Uses in Education
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Bauminger-Zviely, Nirit; Eden, Sigal; Zancanaro, Massimo; Weiss, Patrice L.; Gal, Eynat – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
This study examined the effectiveness of a school-based, collaborative technology intervention combined with cognitive behavioral therapy to teach the concepts of social collaboration and social conversation to children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders ("n" = 22) as well as to enhance their actual social engagement…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Social Development
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Ben-Sasson, Ayelet; Lamash, Liron; Gal, Eynat – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
The goal of this study was to examine whether a technological touch activated Collaborative Puzzle Game (CPG) increased positive social behaviors in children with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD). The CPG involved construction of a virtual puzzle by selecting and dragging pieces into the solution area on a touch screen table. The…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Cooperation