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

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

Newbutt, Nigel and Donegan, Mick (2010) A brief review: assistive technology and autism, a proposal for virtual tools for improved communication and emotional recognition. In: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) 2010 21st International Conference, 31 March 2010, San Diego, CA, United States. (Unpublished)

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: aspergers, assistive technology, autism,
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Information Systems & Digital Media
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:08
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2877

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