Emerging and Evolving Technologies: Support and Independence for Students with Asperger's
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2011
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
March 7, 2011
Matthew Koehler & Punya Mishra
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Increasing numbers of persons with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), an autism spectrum disorder, are identified each year. High functioning, AS students with average or above average intelligence may have special needs requiring a variety of supports to execute everyday life activities and achieve independence. Computer-based tools are being repurposed to address these special needs to level the field for AS learners who appear to have a natural affinity for technology. This research pursues and investigates technologies recently reported to be of assistance to Asperger’s students who need the support of teachers, technology directors and media specialists to discover and utilize the vast array of available technology tools in their educational setting. Creative minds are required to continue repurposing new technologies into assistive technologies.
Skeele, R. & Russo, C. (2011). Emerging and Evolving Technologies: Support and Independence for Students with Asperger's. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 4223-4228). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved December 6, 2013 from http://www.editlib.org/p/36997.
- Autism, Speech Generating Devices, and IPods
- Understanding User Needs for Serious Games for Teaching Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Emotions
- Multimedia Technology for Social Skills
- iPads in the Classroom – New Technologies, Old Issues: Are they worth the effort?
- Using Embodied Pedagogical Agents and Direct Instruction to Improve Learning Outcomes for Young Children with Learning Disabilities
- Providing Distance-Learning Support Through Collaborative Relationships
- Children with Special Needs as Evaluators of Technologies
- A Review of Innovative Communication Apps for Students with Special Needs
- Using Graduate Education to Teach Technology Integration Leadership Behaviors
- Teachers Perceptions of the Need for Training in Using Assistive Technology
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