A Visual Narrative for Teaching Social Routines: Animations for Young Learners with Autism

Walsh, L. and Barry, M. A Visual Narrative for Teaching Social Routines: Animations for Young Learners with Autism. In: Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference 2008, 19-20 Sep 2008, University College Cork.

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Abstract

This study investigates the design structure of an online social educational program, for young learners with autism. Prior investigations of learner requirements and child/user roles have provided a representation of the user profile for the child learner with special needs. Online lesson interfaces are evaluated by tutors in special needs schools. Social skill story themes have been decided upon and implemented into animated online lessons. The accompaniment of computer-based vocabulary and word-based quizzes, adopts the Discrete Trial Instruction (DTI) method of learning reinforcement. This may lead to added retention of information and increased improvement in the transfer of knowledge. It is concluded that further computer-based implementation of reinforcers, such as the inclusion of flash games and audio, should be incorporated to motivate learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments or Groups: eLearning Technology Group
Divisions: School of Science > Department of Computing, Maths and Physics
Depositing User: Leanne Walsh
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2008 19:36
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:25
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/1032

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