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Computer Interventions for ASD

  • Veronica SmithEmail author
  • Andrew Sung

Abstract

This chapter reviews the use of computer-based or computer-assisted instruction (CAI) for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Information and communication technologies have changed the way that we conceptualize how learning takes place and how people acquire knowledge. Several interventions that address language, social, and academic skills that incorporate the use of technologies have been developed for individuals with ASD. The use of CAI in ASD is still relatively new, and most explorations in this area represent more “proof of concept” explorations than evidence of effectiveness. This review will summarize the technology, the context in which it was used, and the effects for individuals with ASD. Suggestions regarding how research may support the development and evaluation of similar technologies and programs will be provided in conclusion.

Keywords

Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder Emotion Recognition Asperger Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

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