Teaching two children with autism to follow a computer-mediated activity schedule utilizing Microsoft® Powerpoint® presentation software
Tammy Carmichael, University of North Texas, United States
University of North Texas . Awarded
Children with autism typically exhibit deficits in behavior and also in visual processing. Development and implementation of visually-cued instructional procedures, combined with electronic technology, have been used successfully to teach children with autism complex behavior chains. This study used photographic activity schedules on computer slideshow software to teach two children with autism to follow computer-mediated cues and engage in four play activities, and to transition between each activity in their homes without the presence of a trained behavior therapist. Results of this study demonstrated that these technologies can be utilized in children's homes to promote computer-mediated play behavior while eliminating the necessary cost of a home behavior therapist to prompt and supervise such activities.
Carmichael, T. Teaching two children with autism to follow a computer-mediated activity schedule utilizing Microsoft® Powerpoint® presentation software. Master's thesis, University of North Texas.
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