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A brief review: assistive technology and autism, a proposal for virtual tools for improved communication and emotional recognition PROCEEDINGS

, The University of Greenwich & SMARTlab, University of East London, United Kingdom

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Autism is a condition that affects over one percent of the population, and is a condition that has varying degrees of severity. There currently exist various therapies to help people with autism communicate effectively. As a result some researchers and schools have expanded this provision by creating virtual tools to assist the communication process and allow a greater level of independence and generalization. Therefore, this brief paper aims to present a review of literature surrounding assistive technology, augmentative and alternative communication and autism, and how these fields of knowledge can be better understood to help develop virtual tools – more specifically a virtual world.

Citation

Newbutt, N. (2010). A brief review: assistive technology and autism, a proposal for virtual tools for improved communication and emotional recognition. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 1998-2003). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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