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

L. Walsh, M. Barry

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventIrish Human-Computer Interaction Conference 2008 - University College Cork, University College Cork
    Duration: 01 Jan 2008 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceIrish Human-Computer Interaction Conference 2008
    CityUniversity College Cork
    Period01/01/2008 → …

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